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I’m new here, my name is Adam. I understand my post is pretty premature but as I am an older student in his late 20’s it can’t harm to do as much research as possible no matter how premature.

I am currently in Myerscough College, I will start my City & Guilds Level 2 Tech in Animal Care, from then I will go on to do Level 3 animal Management. I am also redoing my maths and English where I have just passed Level 1 functional skills and the upcoming year I will do Level 2. I have always wanted to work Lions in particular but now I am also open to doing Zoology with Herpetology as I have owned many reptiles since I was 10 years old. I was just wondering if anyone could recommend what Universities tend to do the best Zoology with year abroad placement degrees and also the best Zoology with Herpetology. I am aware I may have to do a foundation year which wouldn’t be a problem. Any recommendations and stories of your own journeys on such courses would be greatly appreciated.

I did really like the look of Bangor University that does Zoology with Herpetology. Could anyone give their opinion on that University for Zoology please?

Many thanks
Adam
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Hi Adam,

I'm currently about to start an Access course in Physics and Maths at Glasgow University and see they also offer an Access course to get into Zoology which means Glasgow you probably wouldn't have to do a foundation year with your current studies. The zoology course at Glasgow offers a year placement along with a field trip to the Equadorian rainforest in your final year. May be worth taking a look
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Hi

I’m new here, my name is Adam. I understand my post is pretty premature but as I am an older student in his late 20’s it can’t harm to do as much research as possible no matter how premature.

I am currently in Myerscough College, I will start my City & Guilds Level 2 Tech in Animal Care, from then I will go on to do Level 3 animal Management. I am also redoing my maths and English where I have just passed Level 1 functional skills and the upcoming year I will do Level 2. I have always wanted to work Lions in particular but now I am also open to doing Zoology with Herpetology as I have owned many reptiles since I was 10 years old. I was just wondering if anyone could recommend what Universities tend to do the best Zoology with year abroad placement degrees and also the best Zoology with Herpetology. I am aware I may have to do a foundation year which wouldn’t be a problem. Any recommendations and stories of your own journeys on such courses would be greatly appreciated.

I did really like the look of Bangor University that does Zoology with Herpetology. Could anyone give their opinion on that University for Zoology please?

Many thanks
Adam
Hi Adam,

Great to hear that you liked the look of our Zoology with Herpetology course here at Bangor it's a fantastic course with some great opportunities.

This is an extended undergraduate programme which allows you to graduate either with BSc (Hons) at the end of the third year or with a Master at the end of the fourth year. The fourth year offers a unique opportunity to conduct an extended research project either in the laboratory or in the field.

Reptiles and amphibians are increasingly appreciated as model organisms in many fields of zoology, as fascinating study subjects in their own right, and are the focus of growing conservation concern due to the alarming decline of many species. This means that we now require a new generation of trained professional scientists with specialised knowledge and skills relating to these animals in addition to a broad zoological background.

This course combines traditional zoology with an emphasis upon amphibian and reptile biology and diversity and is delivered along with aspects of conservation management and practices. You will have the opportunity to undertake a herpetology field trip to Arizona at the beginning of the second year and join field activities in the North Wales countryside.

We will provide you with a combination of a sound and broad zoological training that covers both pure and applied aspects of animal life, and specialist herpetological knowledge and skills. On this course we offer you a diverse range of laboratory and field zoology experience. Fieldwork is a very important aspect of this course and all our students enjoy them. On this course you will also gain a wealth of other transferable skills such as data analysis, group work, presentational skills, and IT skills.

We are proudly a UK centre of research excellence in herpetology, with full-time faculty staff specialising in amphibians and reptiles. You will not only enjoy the modern facilities expected of a modern centre of animal biology but will also benefit from our location. We are very close to an exceptional range of natural habitats where we conduct field work. Field work is a very important component of this degree.

Cutting-edge science is integral to our research programmes and feeds through into the teaching environment. Our expertise covers animal biogeography and evolution, population genetics, molecular ecology and wildlife conservation. You will be taught by leading international herpetological researchers in topics ranging from evolution, ecology, biomechanics and systematics to genomics, snakebite and venom evolution.


If you want to find out more, check out this link: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...th-herpetology

Also we have some virtual open days if you would like to join us: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/openday

Let me know if you have any further questions

Sera
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Hi

I’m new here, my name is Adam. I understand my post is pretty premature but as I am an older student in his late 20’s it can’t harm to do as much research as possible no matter how premature.

I am currently in Myerscough College, I will start my City & Guilds Level 2 Tech in Animal Care, from then I will go on to do Level 3 animal Management. I am also redoing my maths and English where I have just passed Level 1 functional skills and the upcoming year I will do Level 2. I have always wanted to work Lions in particular but now I am also open to doing Zoology with Herpetology as I have owned many reptiles since I was 10 years old. I was just wondering if anyone could recommend what Universities tend to do the best Zoology with year abroad placement degrees and also the best Zoology with Herpetology. I am aware I may have to do a foundation year which wouldn’t be a problem. Any recommendations and stories of your own journeys on such courses would be greatly appreciated.

I did really like the look of Bangor University that does Zoology with Herpetology. Could anyone give their opinion on that University for Zoology please?

Many thanks
Adam
Hi Adam, if you are interested in Wildlife and Environment Conservation, have a look at what is on offer at the RAU: https://www.rau.ac.uk/ug-bwc Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help! Best, Ksenia
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