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Main entry requirements
Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: A Level Grade C or above in Biology and preferably one further 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
Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM - must include a significant number of science-based modules, usually a minimum of six.
International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
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.
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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The BSc (Hons) Zoology at Liverpool John Moores University offers you exciting opportunities to complete work placements and field trips both in the UK and overseas. •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) •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
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 (fourth 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.
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.
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