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Harper Adams University

Applied Zoology

UCAS Code: Z001

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma


A Science based Access course is preferred.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants must have a minimum of at least 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Biology is preferred but not mandatory

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


Biology is preferred but not mandatory (AABB under previous system)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


to include 13 units at Distinction

Scottish Higher


Biology is preferred but not mandatory

UCAS Tariff


From 3 A levels with Biology at Grade C or equivalent preferred. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

When considering the entry qualifications of applicants, we will primarily look to their main level 3 qualifications, such as A Levels, when making an offer. The Welsh Baccalaureate, will be considered to enhance an application over the tariff point threshold, rather than contribute towards it. We do not consider it as the equivalent to an A level. Only a proportion of the points (typically 16-24) from it will be accepted for that reason. We encourage applicants to work to their full potential and acknowledge the workload requirement to study other qualifications alongside their main level 3 study, however, we feel that the main focus of any academic study should be the A level subjects

About this course

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Sandwich | 2018



Applied zoology

Zoologists are scientists who study animals, from the largest mammals to the smallest insects.Understanding them and their communities gives an insight into both human and animal life and how theycan be sustained in the face of global challenges, from climate change to food security.Here at Harper Adams, youll study whole organisms, not just species at the molecular level. Youll look atanimals physiology, behaviour, and how they interact with other species and their environments, in orderto preserve important habitats and manage wildlife in light of climate change.Zoologists help protect endangered species and wildlife from the dangers of habitat loss, disease, invasivespecies, and climate change, and to protect and learn more about human life in the process.Youll study a wide range of species from farm livestock to companion animals and exotics, to UK wildlifesuch as insects, with a strong emphasis on field and laboratory work both skills in demand byemployers.Your lecturers are animal scientists, entomologists, conservationists, environmental specialists,veterinarians and many more highly experienced staff.

Assessment methods

There will be summative assessed course work throughout the programme, and you will receive written
feedback on all course work to help you improve. End-of-module assessments will take place in May/June
of each academic year. Course work may be reports, presentations or portfolios, produced individually or
in a team.

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What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Unsurprisingly, the most common job for a zoology graduate on leaving is to work in a zoo or similar organisation - but there are a lot of other options available if you take this subject. 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. Zoology graduates are also rather more likely than others to get a job overseas so if an international career appeals to you, this might be a degree to consider.

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