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Why study with us

'Growth for me to become a future scientist'

Trisha went out to Borneo to join the researchers at the Danau Girang Field Centre as part of our field courses, designed to give students hands-on research experience.



Our innovative, research-driven degree programmes are highly flexible, enabling you to tailor your course to suit your interests.


World-leading research

Our School plays a lead role in several University Research Institutes and runs a conservation focused field centre in Borneo, Malaysia.


Career prospects

93% of our graduates reported that they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation (2016/17).

Why study Zoology?

Zoology is the study of all kinds of animals, from their genetics, anatomy and physiology, to their behaviour and how they adapt to survive in different environments.


Entry year

Biological Sciences (Zoology) (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Study the broad field of animal biology or specialise in a particular area with our flexible and interdisciplinary Zoology degree.

Biological Sciences (Zoology) with Professional Training Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Study the broad field of animal biology or specialise in a particular area with our flexible and interdisciplinary Zoology degree.

My professional training year taught me to use camera trapping as a method of data collection. I learnt the difficulties of conducting scientific research in a tropical environment and increased my awareness of what is involved with research.
Katie Journeaux School of Biosciences student

Bringing the School of Biosciences to you

As a student at the School of Biosciences, you will become the next generation of cutting-edge scientists. To give you the opportunity to see what it would be like studying with us, we are bringing our School to you with a series of talks from our lecturers as well as a 360 tour.

Dr Emma Yhnell answers some of your frequently asked questions about our courses.

Dr Andrew Shore, lecturer and Senior Admissions Tutor for the School of Biosciences, talks us through more of your frequently asked questions.

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Professional training year

Gain valuable first-hand research experience by taking a Professional Training Year, standing you in good stead for the remainder of your degree and your post-university career.

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We support students to develop the scientific knowledge, hands-on experience, and transferable skills required by employers in today’s global job market.

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Integrated master’s degrees

Our integrated master’s degrees offer a solid foundation for aspiring researchers and those seeking a career in science.


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If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

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