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Zoology (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
4 years
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About this course

Our Zoology MSci course explores the effects of climate change on animal life, the ecological impact of populations, and the survival of endangered species. With our 4-year integrated master's, you'll take specialist modules and complete an advanced research project. You'll learn how to become a zoologist as you take extensive field trips to places like Spain, Belize and the New Forest.

This 4-year UK master's in zoology 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. Later in the course, you can specialise in different types of zoology.

You'll also carry out an extensive research project, and can collaborate with organisations in the UK or abroad.

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 have close links with nearby conservation charity and zoo, Marwell Wildlife. They can provide more opportunities for fieldwork, and even collaborate with you on your final research project.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.