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MZool 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Zoology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Please note, we do not consider A level Psychology as a relevant science subject for the purposes of study in the field of Biological Sciences. Biology and Any Science subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Biology and Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

International Baccalaureate
28

Relevant subjects

UCAS tariff points
112-136

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Master in Zoology is an extended undergraduate programme which allows students to graduate either with BSc (Hons) at the end of the third year or with a Master at the end of the fourth year. If at the end of the second year a sufficient standard has been achieved, then progression onto the Masters year will be permitted following completion of the third year. Students receive a thorough grounding in general zoology, exploring the diversity of animal form and function, and the evolution and ecology of the major animal groups. Through a series of individual modules which offer an element of choice, students will cover both invertebrate and vertebrate zoology and consider applied aspects such as parasitology, and the interaction between animals and their environment. We offer several opportunities to carry out field studies, both home and abroad, and to work in a research laboratory. The provision of a diversity of laboratory and field zoology experience is an important component of the course, as is the acquisition of transferable skills (data analysis, group work, presentational and writing skills, IT skills). You will not only enjoy the resources expected of a modern centre of animal biology but will also benefit from the proximity of an exceptional range of terrestrial, marine and freshwater habitats where field work, which is an integral part of the degree is conducted. We are unusual among British universities in having our own substantial Zoology Museum, and being part of the Environment Centre Wales which is a partnership venture between Bangor University and the Natural Environment Research Councilâ??s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). We also have our own marine and freshwater aquaria.

Modules

Year 1: Organismal diversity; ecology and evolution; biology practical module; research skills; tutorials degree specific. Year 2: Bioscience skills; evolution and genetics; animal behaviour; vertebrate biology; invertebrates. Year 3: Animal survival strategies; experimental project, or a literature review project, and one from Tenerife field course or bio enterprise and employability. Year 4: the Master in Biology is an extended undergraduate programme which allows students to graduate either with BSc (Hons) at the end of the 3rd year or with a Master's at the end of the 4th year. Sufficient standard must be achieved at the end of year 2 for progression onto the Master's year following completion of year 3. The 4th year is dedicated to an individual research project, and a taught modules advanced research skills.

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

46%
54%

Year 3

21%
79%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
44%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

43%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are animal care and control services

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Zoology isn't just about working in zoos (although if you want one of these highly sought-after jobs, be prepared for some serious competition), because zoology graduates can be found in all sorts of jobs. Nearly a quarter of graduates take some kind of further qualification when they leave – mostly Masters degrees in zoology or related subjects, like biology or ecology – but a graduate from a zoology course can go into pretty much anything, with science, conservation, management, finance and marketing some of the most popular areas.
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