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Undergraduate

Zoology BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

For those who do not have a strong enough academic background for direct entry to the full BSc course, a foundation year provides a foundation of scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge, while developing a reflective and adaptive approach to study. You learn through a mix of formal study, discussion and practical experience.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,000

Overseas: £15,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,000

Overseas: £10,450


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

C301

BSc (Hons)

4 years

About the course

Our Zoology programme explores all aspects of animal life, from sub-cellular level to ecosystems, combining traditional zoology and contemporary biology in an exciting and rewarding course for 21st-century scientists. Field study is an integral part of the programme which includes opportunities for residential field courses in locations including Scotland, Mallorca, Malaysia and Brazil, as well as day-to-day fieldwork opportunities which allow you to put the theory you learn into practice. Students have the opportunity to train as scuba divers to PADI Advanced Open Water level within the Dive Training module. Placements in industry or in schools, as well as the possibility to complete your final-year project in one of our research groups or at Britain's only submarium, The Deep in Hull, provide you with valuable career insights.

Specialisation is a major feature of our programme, allowing you to choose a zoological area tailored to your career goals such as conservation biology, animal behaviour, evolutionary genetics or physiology. Your learning experience is underpinned by research active academics, hands-on experience of modern lab and field research techniques, excellent facilities and a supportive setting. The option of a foundation year is ideal if you do not have a strong enough background in biology to meet our direct entry requirements for the full BSc course.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change during Clearing. Please call us on 0330 012 8806 for the latest information.

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • Appropriate for those returning to study after a minimum three-year break, or those with non-UK qualifications unsuitable for UK level 4 entry.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • Candidates with A-level qualifications in subjects other than those key to the degree will usually require a minimum of 200 points.

International students

(language requirements)

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency. Learn more

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Future prospects

Our degree provides a broad base for careers in conservation, environmental and wildlife management, human and veterinary sciences, animal ecology and behaviour, the media, scientific journalism, teaching and research.

Many of our graduates go into successful careers as professional biologists, laboratory officers, environmental consultants, microbiologists and diving related positions. Others go into a diverse range of careers with employers such as ConocoPhillips, RB, the Environment Agency, Natural England, wildlife trusts, and conservation agencies.

Many students have also stayed on to study for higher degrees at both Masters and PhD level.