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Liverpool John Moores University

Zoology with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: C303

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 1 Subject specific requirements: Preferably 1 A2 Level in a relevant science subject Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: CCD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Overall Pass required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points - specific grades are required from Science

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 88 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

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

MMM

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMM if studied on its own or to the total of 88 UCAS points when combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

88

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

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Zoology

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Zoology with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level.

- Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

- Optional overseas field skills trip included in the fees (currently goes to Tenerife). Opportunity for self-funded overseas field expedition - previous destinations have included Costa Rica and Malaysia

- Option to undertake a 4-6 week placement and/or a 12-month sandwich placement in the UK or overseas

- Easy access to local zoos and diverse habitat sites and ecosystems in North Wales, Lancashire, Snowdonia and the Lake District

- Excellent prospects in a diverse range of animal-related careers, including clinical and veterinary-related science, animal training, ecological consultancy, animal welfare and conservation, wildlife education, teaching and lecturing

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

- Skills and Perspectives in Science I
- Skills and Perspectives in Science II
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Wildlife Studies
- Understanding the Environment
- Building Blocks of Life

Level 4

- Animal Behaviour
- Genetics and Evolution
- Ecology
- Animal Physiology
- Fundamentals of Scientific Research
- Practical Skills for Zoology

Level 5

- Comparative Animal Physiology
- Animal Evolution and Diversity
- Research Skills and Employability

The following options are typically offered:

- Behavioural Ecology
- Wildlife Forensics
- Genes and Genomes
- Marine and Freshwater Biology
- Animal Field Skills (includes residential fieldwork overseas)
- Developmental Biology

Sandwich degree:

- Year-long placement

Level 6 (fifth year for sandwich degree students)

- Research Project
- Current Topics in Zoology

The following options are typically offered:

- Animal Welfare
- Animal Learning and Cognition
- Parasitology
- Neurobiology
- Applications of Genetics in Health and Disease
- International Expedition (includes residential fieldwork overseas)
- Applied Marine Biology
- 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.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Modules are generally assessed by a combination of exam and coursework, or coursework only.

All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Exams may therefore include a range of question types e.g. multiple choice, short answer, interpretative, problem-based learning and essay. Coursework assessment could be in the form of online phase tests, fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or the evaluation of your practical skills. Most are based on individual assignments though some require group work.

Feedback on coursework assessments is normally provided within three weeks of submission and may be via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Zoology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Zoology

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Zoology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,770
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
100%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Conservation and environmental associate professionals
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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