Skip to main content

Zoology (MSci)

Award
Integrated Masters degree in Science
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
C301

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 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

On 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.

“The whole experience was absolutely insane and incredible at the same time – one of my biggest passions has always been wildlife presenting, Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham were huge idols off mine growing up, and so the opportunity to get a taste of that world was absolutely phenomenal. It was exciting to see the public engage with zoology and the wildlife around them, something that’s so important to me, and knowing that we made that happen was an amazing feeling.”
Frances Mullany, 2017 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

Back to top