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Applied Zoology (Top Up)

BSc (Hons) (Top Up)

Study mode Full time / Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 6
Start date Sep 2024
Duration 1 year / 2 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

This course is designed to allow you to dive deeper into the principles of applied zoology following on from a foundation degree or Higher National Diploma.

You'll explore in-depth topics such as the role of modern Zoological collections and the range of methods used across 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.

You will further explore topics learnt on a foundation degree on related subjects. You will discuss the current and future roles of modern zoological collections, explore different behavioural theories and investigate a range of advanced methods used across zoological disciplines. You will also complete your own personal research project by completing a dissertation.

You can find out more information about the content of this course on this 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.

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

Following this courses there are a range of exciting opportunities to move into employment in zoology-related positions.

Potential graduate careers include zookeepers, animal technicians, research assistants, conservation manager or policy maker, natural history collection technicians and much more.

In recent years we've seen a number of our graduates move onto further studies at master's and PhD level.

A typical offer holder would have a merit or distinction from a relevant FdSc although we look at all applicants with a relevant level 5 qualification on merit.

The UCAS code for this course is C302.

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

Animal Welfare Centre
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Africa Section

Animal Welfare Centre
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Twilight Centre

Animal Welfare Centre