The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Zoology at Liverpool John Moores University offers you exciting opportunities to complete work placements and field trips both in the UK and overseas.
- Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
- Overseas field skills trip included in the fees (currently goes to Tenerife) and opportunity for self-funded overseas field expedition (currently goes to Costa Rica)*
- Option to undertake a 4-6 week placement and/or a 12-month sandwich placement in the UK or overseas
- Easy access to local zoos and diverse habitat sites and ecosystems in North Wales, Lancashire, Snowdonia and the Lake District
- Excellent prospects in a diverse range of animal-related careers, including clinical and veterinary-related science, animal training, ecological consultancy, animal welfare and conservation, wildlife education, teaching and lecturing
- This degree is available to study following a foundation year
- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more
*Destination may be subject to change
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
• Animal Behaviour
• Genetics and Evolution
• Animal Physiology
• Fundamentals of Scientific Research
• Practical Skills for Zoology
• Comparative Animal Physiology
• Animal Evolution and Diversity
• Research Skills and Employability
The following options are typically offered:
• Behavioural Ecology
• Wildlife Forensics
• Genes and Genomes
• Marine and Freshwater Biology
• Animal Field Skills (includes residential fieldwork overseas)
• Developmental Biology
• Year-long placement
Level 6 (fourth year for sandwich degree students)
• Research Project
• Current Topics in Zoology
The following options are typically offered:
• Animal Welfare
•Animal Learning and Cognition
•Applications of Genetics in Health and Disease
•International Expedition (includes residential fieldwork overseas)
•Applied Marine Biology
•Work-based Learning (includes a placement)
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Modules are generally assessed by a combination of exam and coursework, or coursework only.
All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Exams may therefore include a range of question types e.g. multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay. Coursework assessment could be in the form of online phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills. Most are based on individual assignments though some require group work.
Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.
Application deadline details:
You'll have such a gret time at John Moores, you won't want to leave! Liverpool is a fantastic city to live in, really vibrant and it really feels like being at the heart of something. The Raz (or The Blue Angel to the uninitiated) is a great club. There’s also amazing shops and cafes down Bold Street, and there are loads of interesting societies to keep you busy. The uni is incredibly supportive, with a responsive SU and fascinating tutors who are always ready to help out with your studies.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £14,450
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