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Zoology (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Our Zoology 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 Masters, you'll take specialist modules and complete an advanced research project. You'll have the chance to take extensive field trips to places like Spain, Belize and the New Forest.

Our 4-year integrated Zoology Masters 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.

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.