Zoology

Do you like the sound of studying animal behaviour in an exotic location, or working in wildlife conservation? To take a zoology course you'll need an aptitude for science as you'll be studying animal anatomy and physiology, genetics and cell biology as well as animal behaviour and ecology. Graduates from zoology courses work in lab-based research posts as well as field research and in conservation and environmental management (perhaps in that exotic location, or a little closer to home...).

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Zoology

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
University of Edinburgh
Scotland - UK
A mix of City and Island Campus in a City – with several subject-based campuses that are spread out across the city centre and surrounding areas.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, often with the opportunity to study additional outside modules.
University of Exeter
UK
Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses – Suburban Campus Penryn Campus – Rural Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have single subject and combined subjects for most of our programmes, but we do also off more interdisciplinary options such as Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Flexible Combined Honours.
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
University of Glasgow
UK
Our ambitious £1-billion campus project brings an amazing learning hub- www.gla.ac.uk/explore/future
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted). Competitive entry subjects are more selective.
Major in 3 subjects in Year 1 in Arts, Sciences & Social Sciences giving exceptional honours choice.
Hampshire College
USA
Large rural campus (over 300 hectares) including a sustainable farm, bordered by forest and mountains.
Small Institution <5000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted) - No minimum grade requirements; applicants are assessed in a comprehensive, holistic review process.
Students design customized programs of study in collaboration with hand-picked faculty committees.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc
Marine Zoology
BSc
Zoology
BSc
Animal Biology
BSc
Life Sciences
BSc
Biological Sciences
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Useful Skills

ICT
Note Taking
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Data Manipulation
Teamwork
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Research
Creativity
Attention to Detail
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