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Applied Zoology

BSc (Hons)

Study mode Full time / Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 6
Start date Sep 2022 / Sep 2023
Duration 3 years / 5 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

Our Zoology course is the scientific study of all aspects of animal life. This course will enable you to explore not only our planet’s stunning biodiversity, but also the evolutionary processes behind it all as well as the challenges we face in conserving it.

You will explore a variety of topics ranging from ecology, animal behaviour, animal welfare, genetics and evolution, investigate and discuss the role of Zoos and Aquaria in the 21st century and explore the modern methods of investigation across a range of zoological disciplines. We offer a range of facilities that you will use throughout your studies, including our extensive estate of farmland, our Animal Welfare Centre, which houses over 137 different species from a variety of taxonomic groups and our biosciences laboratory, where you will undertake activities such as microscopy, dissection, genetic analyses and morphometry.

During the first year of this course you will develop the building blocks of animal anatomy & physiology, genetics, animal behaviour, ecology and biology along with developing your study skills in higher education. This sets you up for second year where these subjects are developed further. This brings you to the third and final year where you explore the current research in zoology and advances in wildlife conservation as well as completing your dissertation in a research topic of your choice.

Full details about what you will study can be found in the Award Map.

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

The course is assessed through a rage of assessments including written assignments, poster presentations, seminar presentations, portfolios, exams and project work. The course is mostly assessed through individual assessments, but elements of group work may be incorporated to bring in a real-world learning experience. At Level 6 you are also required to complete a dissertation project.

Our variety of assessment methods, providing students with an increased chance of success, have been commended by external examiners.

This is a course with a range of exciting opportunities to move into employment in zoology-related positions. Potential graduate careers could include zoo keepers, animal technicians, research assistants, natural history collection technicians and much more. There is also great potential to move onto further studies in animal sciences at master's and PhD level.

Please see the typical offer list below. A wide range of qualifications are accepted. Applicants may also be offered a place on the basis of their experience and we would welcome applications from mature students or people currently working in industry who are seeking Continuing Professional Development or part time opportunities

QualificationUCAS Tariff Points
BTEC Extended Diploma96 points
Scottish Highers57 points
14-19 Diploma96 points
A-Levels88 points and a Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE maths (or equivalent)

We also have Access to Higher Education course options which can support you in gaining the qualifications required for a degree level programme.

The UCAS code for this course is C300.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Amphibian, Crustacean and Invertebrate Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Aquatics Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Rodent Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Outdoor Unit

Animal Welfare Centre
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Reptile Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Exotic Species Centre

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Africa Section

Animal Welfare Centre
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Twilight Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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6th October 2022