BSc Zoology (C300)

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UCAS code C300
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 241 overall for Biological Sciences courses

About BSc Zoology

By considering a zoology degree, you already know that your main interest is animal biology, but maybe you don't yet know which area of the subject you would like to pursue.

Modern zoology is interdisciplinary, so we believe that you need to be aware of the breadth of animal biology from the molecular to the ecological. Our zoology degree begins broadly, then introduces more choice in years two and three.

The freedom to specialise or maintain breadth in your studies, and the range of research and transferable skills you will learn will enhance your employability as a graduate.

We have outstanding facilities in our new, state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building and all our lecturers are top researchers in their fields.

More about Biological Sciences

Find out more about studying Biological Sciences at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Diversity of Life
  • Life Processes
  • Key Concepts in Biology
  • A third unit pertinent to the degree programme

Second year

  • Quantitative Methods in Biology
  • Molecular Methodology for Biologists
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Science and Success: writing, speaking and communicating science
  • Field Course or laboratory workshop
  • Seven additional lecture units from a wide choice, biased towards animal-related topics

Third year

  • Field Course Report
  • Literature Review
  • Practical Research Project
  • Six lecture units from a wide choice across the spectrum of biology.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Zoology

Typical offer for BSc Zoology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB in at least two science/mathematics subjects*
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB in at least two science/mathematics subjects*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6, 5 in any order in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5, 5 in two science/mathematics subjects at Higher Level*
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in each of two sciences, and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDD in Science plus grade A in A-level Mathematics or Science
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB in at least two science/mathematics subjects*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.5 in science/mathematics subjects*
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*Suitable science/mathematics subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Botany, Statistics and Zoology, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Further Mathematics, Other Mathematics, Human Biology, Engineering and Electronics.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grades B or above in Mathematics, English Language and Science. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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