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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Zoology
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£14.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: A Level Grade C or above preferably in Biology or other relevant Science. •Is General Studies acceptable? Not acceptable •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BBC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant scientific area.

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications. We may insist on specific grades in related subjects.

UCAS tariff points

Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

Studying the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour at Liverpool John Moores University will give you an opportunity to learn from experts in animal behaviour and complete work-related learning with a variety of animal-related organisations, such as zoos, wildlife parks and rescue centres. The course explains animal behaviour in relation to animal evolution, ecology, physiology, neurobiology and genetics, preparing students for a career in science, animal welfare, husbandry or conservation. •Regular visits to local zoos and wildlife parks to observe the behaviour of captive animals •Overseas field skills trip included in the fees (currently goes to Tenerife) and opportunity for self-funded overseas field expedition (currently goes to Costa Rica) •Study the behaviour of wild, captive and companion animals, with opportunities for overseas fieldwork •Opportunities for work-related learning and/or a year-long sandwich placement •Taught by animal behaviour experts at the forefront of modern research •Specialist lectures from visiting animal behaviour experts •International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree


Level 4 • Fundamentals of Scientific Research •Practical Skills for Animal Behaviour •Animal Behaviour •Evolution and Inheritance •Ecology •Animal Physiology Level 5 •Brain, Hormones and Behaviour •Animals in Motion •Animal Communication •Behavioural Ecology •Animal Field Skills (includes residential fieldwork overseas – travel and accommodation costs covered by LJMU) •Research Skills and Employability Sandwich degree: •Year-long placement Level 6 • Independent Research Project •Advances in Animal Behaviour The following options are typically offered: •Animal Learning and Cognition •Animal Social Systems •Companion Animal Behaviour •Animal Welfare •International Expedition (includes residential fieldwork overseas – student contribution required) •Work-based Learning (includes a placement) Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
354 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £14.6k LOW
Graduates who are animal care and control services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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