Zoology incorporates the study of biology, ecology and biodiversity in order to better help manage and conserve the Earth's fragile ecosystems.
- Qualification: BSc Honours Degree
- Course Code: C300
- Start Date: 09/09/2019
- Duration: 3 years full-time
- Campus: Easton
- Entry requirements: Our typical offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from A levels or equivalent. A minimum of GCSE maths and English (preferred) grade 4/C or above or National Literacy and Numeracy tests at Level 2 or 3. UCAS points from Scottish Highers or Advanced levels are accepted. UCAS points from Irish Leaving Certificate or Welsh Baccalaureate are accepted. UCAS tariff points from BTEC or City and Guilds diplomas are accepted. Open University credits in lieu of A levels. Access to HE Diplomas at Pass level with suitable science or land-based credits. Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: If you have achieved a qualification of credits towards a Higher Education programme at another Higher Education Institution you may be able to enter Level 5 or accredit matching modules. Please see our further information on our Credit Transfer/APL/APEL area.
- Cost:Full-time £8500
The programme aims to provide you with a wide set of skills to enable you to approach contemporary challenges locally, nationally and globally and provides a beautiful East Anglian setting in which to study both theory and apply techniques in practice. You will study alongside students on other HE programmes in land-based subjects and whilst broader at the outset over the course of the programme you will have to opportunity to make optional selections.
This BSc (Hons) Zoology is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to gain knowledge and understanding of the breadth of modern zoology within an academically challenging yet supportive environment. Our aim is to produce confident, knowledgeable and questioning graduates with the skills and experience needed for a wide range of careers. Students will be expected to integrate information and concepts from the breadth of zoology, but will be given opportunities to develop specialist interests in their final year, as this will enhance their employability in certain sectors
The programme aims to equip students with skills, knowledge and confidence
necessary to pursue graduate careers in the biological sciences or other areas
requiring graduates with strong analytical, communication and enquiry skills.
This will be achieved by providing students with an educational framework in
which they can develop their knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles
of zoology in a context where skills development is encouraged and supported as
an integral part of the academic experience. Students will be encouraged to
learn independently and to pursue areas they find particularly interesting in
an enquiry-based approach.
For the academic year 19-20 the tuition feed for this programme are:
All fees quoted are for UK/EU students. For Overseas student please
Students are taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and practical activities within laboratories or on our farm units and estate. This mix of teaching and learning methods allows students to develop both academic and farm competencies side by side, applying theory from the classroom in real situations. Typical groups sizes are of 20-30 but are larger for cross-college modules (40 +), this smaller group profile allows you more contact time and support from our lecturers and subjects specialists.
Students will be expected to utilise computers widely in research and producing their work and will have access to the programme Virtual learning Environment that support lectures and provided additional materials of interest.
When not in timetabled sessions you are expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journals articles, books and working on individual assessments or project work and preparation for examinations. You will be expected to work in groups at time for formative tasks or for summative assessment. This independent work is supported by the college’s library facilities, HE computer suite/common room and access to online journals and VLE materials.
Students should expect to spend 15-25% of their time in scheduled activities
Teaching Learning and Assessment 276 hours
Independent Learning 924 hours
Teaching Learning and Assessment 252 hours
Independent Learning 948 hours
Teaching learning and Assessment 180 hours
Independent Learning 1020 hours
The programme provides you with a range of opportunities to display your understanding and application of the subject informally prior to summative assessments that will count towards your final grade. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative (practice) work for which feedback is provided from tutors or peers but grades will not be provided for this work.
Formal (summative) assessments may be mid or towards the end of modules. A range of methods are utilised to assess performance including (but not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from each formal assessment count towards an overall module grade.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on modules selected.
Feedback on coursework is provided via an online system. Feedback on examination performance is available in a broad summary but further feedback is available on request to the module leader.
Feedback is intended to help you to learn and to build your performance over time, therefor we encourage discussion of performance and progress with your programme tutor.We aim to provide feedback within 21 working days.
Whilst there are no modules within this programme including specified work experience hours. It is expected that students will build their CV and transferable skills with suitable work or commitments such as working for wildlife trusts and zoological collections or laboratories.
Easton and Otley College aims to support students with learning needs. Applicants that have identified needs are eligible for support via DSA which aims to provide equipment, training or additional support to students on Higher Education programmes. Further information is available at application or during enrolment and induction
The College provides a bursaries and funds available for undergraduate students which you may be eligible to apply for.
You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support along with their value and application deadlines at our Bursaries page.
220 hectare farm
Dedicated HE area including common room, study facilities and kitchen
4 on site laboratories
Private College Wet Meadows reserve
Farm units include- species utilised for conservation grazing activities
Wider College farm estate of 220 hectares including wildlife margins under HLS, woodland, marsh, meadow, arable, cover crop, ponds and river
Animal Care Centre – housing a range of small animals species indoors and outdoors, exotics and aquatic, goats and alpaca
Range of teaching and learning rooms including lecture theatre and conference facilities
Commercial Facilities – including dog grooming parlour, veterinary area, hydrotherapy unit, pet retail outlet, kennels and cattery
Well equipped library
Free wi -fi
On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) students may apply seek provision for post graduate study in similar subjects at other institutions (subject to entry requirements) Students may select to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry based careers such as research, working within zoological collection, conservation roles, entomologist, marine scientist, environmental consultancy, field trials officer