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Zoology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Typical Offer
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3 years
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 zoology 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.

Practicals which use animals or their tissues are an important part of the course. These practicals follow ethical policies and we'll make adjustments for you if you have valid concerns about taking part.

Foundation year

If you have not studied the required A-level subjects for this course, you can apply for our Science Foundation Year.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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