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Best Uni for Zoology?

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    The University of Aberdeen
    Anglia Ruskin University
    Bangor University
    The University of Birmingham
    University of Bristol
    Cardiff University
    University of Derby
    University of Dundee
    Durham University
    University of Glasgow
    Imperial College London
    University of Leeds
    University of Leicester
    The University of Liverpool
    Liverpool John Moores University
    The University of Manchester
    Newcastle University
    The University of Nottingham
    Queen Mary, University of London
    Queen's University Belfast
    The University of Reading
    Roehampton University
    Royal Holloway, University of London
    The University of Sheffield
    University of Southampton
    University of St Andrews
    The University of Stirling
    Swansea University
    University College London (University of London)

    It doesn't matter where the uni is, travelling distance is not an issue.
    Which 5 unis do you guys think would be good for zoology?
    Or are just good in your opinion.
    Please bare in mind i need 2 good unis, 2 medium, 1 fall-back.

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    the best way to decide is to go visit them and choose the one that you prefer.
    you can also look on the good university guide for league tables etc
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    (Original post by .pushing.charlotte.)
    Which 5 unis do you guys think would be good for zoology?
    It's no good people "guessing" :p:

    I've moved this from choosing a university to the biology, chemistry and physics subforum.

    Well so many of those universities are "good" universities. From the excellent (Imperial, Durham, Bristol, St Andrews, UCL) to the good redbricks and city unis (Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff). I don't think (m)any of those unis are "poor". I can't comment on the zoology courses at most of those though..
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    I can't go visit any of them.
    I have no way of getting to any of them.
    That's why i need other people's opinions.
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    go to open days. see which one ''feels right'' to you. check out their course structure. see which one ''looks best'' to you. hopefully this will reduce your list to ones you're most interested in. in fact, obviously it might be hard to visit all uni's, therefore i would suggest picking ones yourself; the one's you're most interested in, visit their open days, visit the city etc.

    gl.
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    (Original post by .pushing.charlotte.)
    I can't go visit any of them.
    I have no way of getting to any of them.
    That's why i need other people's opinions.

    in your OP it said ' it does matter where the unis i. travelling distance is not a problem'.

    try to visit some at least. if not just deduce the ones you'remost interested in; the ones that offer the best course and those that are highly respected and fussed about; that would make you feel honoured to go to etc
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    Imperial? :dontknow: Pretty strong for the sciences methinks.
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    (Original post by Malsi101)
    in your OP it said ' it does matter where the unis i. travelling distance is not a problem'.

    try to visit some at least. if not just deduce the ones you'remost interested in; the ones that offer the best course and those that are highly respected and fussed about; that would make you feel honoured to go to etc
    Travelling to the uni once and once only will be fine. As i can catch a plane and what not. But flying all the way from South Africa for an open day would just be a waste of money.
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    (Original post by .pushing.charlotte.)
    The University of Aberdeen
    Anglia Ruskin University
    Bangor University
    The University of Birmingham
    University of Bristol
    Cardiff University
    University of Derby
    University of Dundee
    Durham University
    University of Glasgow
    Imperial College London
    University of Leeds
    University of Leicester
    The University of Liverpool
    Liverpool John Moores University
    The University of Manchester
    Newcastle University
    The University of Nottingham
    Queen Mary, University of London
    Queen's University Belfast
    The University of Reading
    Roehampton University
    Royal Holloway, University of London
    The University of Sheffield
    University of Southampton
    University of St Andrews
    The University of Stirling
    Swansea University
    University College London (University of London)

    It doesn't matter where the uni is, travelling distance is not an issue.
    Which 5 unis do you guys think would be good for zoology?
    Or are just good in your opinion.
    Please bare in mind i need 2 good unis, 2 medium, 1 fall-back.

    You're doing animal management at college. Will that limit your options at all? Then you need to think about whether you'd prefer to live in a city or somewhere quieter. Be sure to look at the zoology course details at different universities as well, the courses can differ a fair bit.
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    Is zoology a popular subject? If I go into clearing I may change from Biology to Zoology. Do respectable uni's going into clearing for that subject?
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    London zoo.
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    Hey there. I go to Derby uni & i love it. Don't know much about Zoology though so here's a link to the uni's page http://www.derby.ac.uk/zoology-bsc-h...SearchText=zoo Hope this is ok?
    If you have any questions about the uni itself i'd be more than happy to answer them.
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    (Original post by .pushing.charlotte.)
    Travelling to the uni once and once only will be fine. As i can catch a plane and what not. But flying all the way from South Africa for an open day would just be a waste of money.

    hmm ok pretty tricky. ah well.

    lets base it on this then:

    do you want to study at a uni that is north or south of the country(or any where else)i.e would you like to live in sctoland or london?:p:

    i'm sorry i can't help much; i don't know much aboout zoology. p

    i think you should just base your opinions on the uni as a whole; its history and how respected it is
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Imperial? :dontknow: Pretty strong for the sciences methinks.
    Well it only teaches the sciences, so I'd hope so.

    OP, redbricks and similar unis like Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle are strong in the sciences. I don't know a great deal about zoology in general (or Newcastle's course and modules) but I do know they have good links with wildlife trusts in the region (Northumberland in particular has great countryside and wildlife) plus zoos and the Centre for Life (a major world-leading science centre in Newcastle).

    Imperial's the specialist science university (ie. they only teach the sciences). I don't know what zoology's like. UCL and Durham are excellent universities. Durham's zoology/biology department doesn't strike me as particularly fantastic, but is still good (I could be mistaken, it may be great). Durham's physics and chemistry departments are easily amongst the top three - five in the country and it just strikes me that biology doesn't match them.

    Nottingham's an excellent university. I've heard they have a great zoology course. There are plenty of other strong universities in that list, Glasgow, St Andrews, Cardiff.....

    You say you want back up unis etc. It's hard to suggest some, what qualifications are you taking, what are you looking for in terms of entry requirements?

    (Original post by JohnnyHouse)
    Is zoology a popular subject? If I go into clearing I may change from Biology to Zoology. Do respectable uni's going into clearing for that subject?
    I know some very good universities have gone into clearning in the past. Mainly the Scottish ancients (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee) but also the strong redbrick type unis such as Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. Whether they regularly feature in clearing, I don't know. The only university I know that has definately gone into clearing for zoology (in the past couple of years) is Anglia Ruskin.

    I doubt it's particularly comptetitive
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    (Original post by River85)
    Well it only teaches the sciences, so I'd hope so.

    OP, redbricks and similar unis like Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle are strong in the sciences. I don't know a great deal about zoology in general (or Newcastle's course and modules) but I do know they have good links with wildlife trusts in the region (Northumberland in particular has great countryside and wildlife) plus zoos and the Centre for Life (a major world-leading science centre in Newcastle).

    Imperial's the specialist science university (ie. they only teach the sciences). I don't know what zoology's like. UCL and Durham are excellent universities. Durham's zoology/biology department doesn't strike me as particularly fantastic, but is still good (I could be mistaken, it may be great). Durham's physics and chemistry departments are easily amongst the top three - five in the country and it just strikes me that biology doesn't match them.

    Nottingham's an excellent university. I've heard they have a great zoology course. There are plenty of other strong universities in that list, Glasgow, St Andrews, Cardiff.....

    You say you want back up unis etc. It's hard to suggest some, what qualifications are you taking, what are you looking for in terms of entry requirements?



    I know some very good universities have gone into clearning in the past. Mainly the Scottish ancients (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee) but also the strong redbrick type unis such as Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. Whether they regularly feature in clearing, I don't know. The only university I know that has definately gone into clearing for zoology (in the past couple of years) is Anglia Ruskin.

    I doubt it's particularly comptetitive
    Cos I love animals and love science so maybe that will be a good choice if I have to go into clearing, thank you Mr River
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    (Original post by JohnnyHouse)
    Is zoology a popular subject? If I go into clearing I may change from Biology to Zoology. Do respectable uni's going into clearing for that subject?

    When you apply for zoology with most of the uni's you are counted as a biology applicant, so changing from Biology to Zoology doesn't really make a difference. Also the first year at most universities is general biology then you specialize.

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