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Applied Zoology


Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 5
Start date Sep 2022
Duration 2 years

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 challenges we face in conserving it. We offer you the opportunity to tailor your studies with optional second-year modules in subjects such as field ecology, animal cognition, animal behaviour and animal nutrition. You will have access to a range of facilities, including our biosciences laboratory, where you will undertake activities such as microscopy, dissection, genetic analyses and morphometry.

You’ll develop an understanding of animal biology, health, husbandry, behaviour and genetics, and gain an appreciation for animal law and ethics. During your second year you’ll get to specialise in Animal Science, Veterinary Health, Animal Behaviour & Welfare or Conservation. Industry experience forms an integral part of the course, and you will be encouraged to establish connections with industry and undertake your own research project in a related area.

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.

64 UCAS – BTEC Extended DiplomaTariff points

30 Scottish Tariff points

48 14-19 Diploma Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A-Levels (or their equivalent), grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE maths (or equivalent)

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

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