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Newcastle University

Animal Science

UCAS Code: C305

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,B

including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, PE, Psychology. General Studies excluded. Chemistry is preferred at A/AS level but not essential. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics (grade B or 5) required if not offered at A/AS level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

30 level 3 credits at Distinction in biology (or biology-related) and 15 level 3 credits at Merit or above to include mathematical studies and/or quantitative methods.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2-D3,M2,M2

including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, PE, Psychology. Chemistry is preferred but not essential. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade B or 6) required if not offered at a higher level.

We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including Biology at Higher Level grade 6. Chemistry preferred at Higher Level but not essential. Mathematics or Mathematical Studies and Chemistry required at Standard Level grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

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

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3-H1,H1,H2,H2,H3


to include Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, PE, Psychology. Chemistry preferred.

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

DDD-D*DD

A science-related subject such as Animal Management, Equine Management or Agriculture within which there are substantial Biology and Chemistry units. Students are asked to outline in their personal statement exactly which modules they have taken as part of the Extended Diploma. Evidence of numeracy skills required, either GCSE Mathematics (grade B or 5) or Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B-A,A,B,B,B

preferably including Biology and another science subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, PE, Psychology. Advanced Higher Biology preferred. Chemistry desirable at Higher Grade but not essential. Mathematics required at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in Maths is required. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Zoology

This degree provides an in-depth study of how animals behave and function, and could lead to a vocational career in the animal sector. We bring your learning to life with plenty of interaction with animals throughout your degree - you'll gain practical experience through regular visits to local animal centres and the University's two farms.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Agriculture)

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.

80%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

95%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£15,600
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Other elementary services occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Animal care and control services
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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