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BSc (Hons) Zoology (with foundation year)

University of Hull
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Course UCAS code: C301
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**Explore all aspects of animal life, from the sub-cellular level to ecosystems. You can also learn to scuba dive and go on field trips to exciting locations. ​** Our zoology degree combines traditional zoology and contemporary biology in a course for 21st-century scientists. - Learn to scuba dive and become a PADI-certified advanced open water diver (extra fee may be payable) - Field study is an integral part of the programme. That includes opportunities for residential field courses in locations including Scotland, Mallorca, Malaysia and Brazil - 95% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year, 2016/17 published by HESA 2018) - Ranked fourth in the UK for this subject, with a 96% overall satisfaction score from our students (2018 National Student Survey, HEIs) - Facilities include the biomedical research facility, 33,000-litres of tropical aquaria and environmental genomics laboratories You control the emphasis of your studies depending on what area you're most interested in. You can choose to specialise in fields like conservation biology, animal behaviour, evolutionary genetics or physiology. Your learning will be supported by research-active academics, hands-on training and a friendly setting. The foundation year is ideal to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements. **Official Team GB partners** Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Foundation Year Core modules Biological Diversity Foundation in Data Analysis Cellular and Molecular Basis of Biology Compulsory modules Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Biology in Context Group Project Optional modules Foundation Maths Skills Foundation Maths 1 Foundation Mathematics A Year 1 Compulsory modules Diversity of Life Practical Biology Cells and Organelles Principles of Genetics Ecology and Evolution Optional modules Science Communication Dive Training Year 2 Compulsory modules Professional and Research Skills for Biologists Animal Form and Function Optional modules Evolutionary Biology Fish Ecology Behavioural Ecology Conservation Biology Aquatic Zoology Geographical Information Systems Genetic Analysis Intertidal Systems Year 3 Compulsory modules Aquatic Resource Managament Choose one from the following Independent Research Project Structured Research Project Biology in Education Optional modules Sensory Physiology of Animals Freshwater Fisheries and Conservation Field Studies Applied Ecology Insect Biology Wildlife Management Sex and Social Behaviour Extinction Practical Conservation All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
Assessment Methods:
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Forget about the stereotype, Hull is a hidden gem which gets great student satisfaction. The city is really quirky so look out for white telephone boxes, chip spice and traditional pubs with unusual names. The university campus is very green with a warm atmosphere. The area around the uni is lovely, with lots of independent restaurants, shops and small bars which have a great selection of cheap craft beers. Living costs are really low, with student housing available close to campus. There’s a choice of different clubs for all music tastes. Getting in to town is easy and quick with frequent buses and cheap taxis.

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 Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £17,200
Main Contact:
Tel. 01482 466100
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Undergraduate Admissions Team:
Tel. 01482 466100
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Main Contact:
Tel. 01482 466100
Email. [email protected]

Undergraduate Admissions Team:
Tel. 01482 466100
Email. [email protected]

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  • by Anonymous on 8th October 2015
    A great experience one that you definitely should take part in
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Great. Ive really settled into uni life and enjoying all the things hull has to offer
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