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    Hi I am pretty sure that I want to study Zoology at university. However, I have only just thought of this and I'm not exactly doing to right subjects (Biology,Art,English Lit) all at A-Level. I was just wondering is there any way you can take alternative routes to get into a zoology course at university without doing the required subjects. If not is it possible to go to collage and do a extra a level course to meet the requirements. Also if any of you guys did Zoology at uni what grades/subject or alternative routes did you do to get in.
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    (Original post by catwri1310)
    Hi I am pretty sure that I want to study Zoology at university. However, I have only just thought of this and I'm not exactly doing to right subjects (Biology,Art,English Lit) all at A-Level. I was just wondering is there any way you can take alternative routes to get into a zoology course at university without doing the required subjects. If not is it possible to go to collage and do a extra a level course to meet the requirements. Also if any of you guys did Zoology at uni what grades/subject or alternative routes did you do to get in.
    You would be eligible for zoology with a foundation year, which is where you take an additional year at university to make up for the lack of entry requirements. This extra year would be funded by student finance - but this means that it will increase your level of debt at the end as you'll need to borrow an extra year of tuition fees and loan.

    Alternatively, you could take a year out and take the required A Levels. You could either do an additional year in school/college to cover this, or you could take the extra A Level as a private candidate.
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    As above, many courses offer a foundation year which would cover the required content before continuing directly to the main course. Some Zoology courses may accept you with only Biology - however these would be fairly few and far between.

    If you do pursue the "year 14" option, Chemistry would be the most useful science subject, followed by Maths. Geography is accepted by some such courses as a science, and less often Psychology is similarly considered. Both are relevant, in different ways, to Zoology (geography in terms of ecology, and psychology in terms of animal behaviour).
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    There are definitely a few Zoology courses you can do with only Biology, especially if you can get a grade A. It might be worth doing some research and making an application this year with what you have because if you get offers from somewhere you'd like to go then happy days.
 
 
 
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