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Zoology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Zoology is key to tackling some of the major challenges facing our planet today. These include the effects of global warming on animal life and the ecological impact of expanding populations. On this course, you'll explore animal physiology and behaviour. You'll discover how they interact with their environments on a range of field trips, to places like Spain, Belize and the New Forest.

This 3-year degree will let you explore all areas of animal life from cell biology to entire ecosystems. You'll get in-depth training in the biological processes behind animal development, growth and function.

Our tutors are leading experts in a wide range of fields in zoology, including:

  • evolution

  • behaviour

  • conservation

  • neuroscience

  • development

With this course you can:

  • use the £50 million facilities in our Institute for Life Sciences building

  • work with our active research staff on an independent research project 

  • choose from a selection of modules that tailor your degree to your passions

  • spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia

  • develop vital skills that employers look for

We also have close links with nearby conservation charity and zoo, Marwell Wildlife. This can provide even more opportunities to enhance your learning.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 284.66 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

Depending on your A levels and year 1 performance, you may be able to transfer to a related Biological Sciences degree at the end of the first year.