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Nottingham Trent University

Animal Biology

UCAS Code: C301

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 including relevant Biology modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualifications, including A-level Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-Level Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

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

DMM

Including relevant Biology modules

UCAS Tariff

112

including Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Zoology

Recognised by the Society of Biology, this course explores the fascinating animal kingdom and the scientific principles that underpin this important and wide-ranging subject area.Your lectures will cover major scientific principles, including anatomy and physiology, behaviour, genetics, ecology, and nutrition. The course focuses on the study of companion and livestock species, and their housing, management and nutrition.Core scientific study is supported by practical animal handling in our specialist Animal Unit. This purpose-built centre houses approximately 150 animals of 40 species. Our unique Brackenhurst Campus is also home to larger animals, including donkeys, horses, sheep, cattle, and goats, as well as a working farm.The course includes field trips to animal health, welfare and conservation organisations and breeding centres. Youll also hear from external industry professionals through a range of guest lectures.NTUs courses in Animal Science are 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction (97% - NSS 2017).

The Uni


Course location:

Brackenhurst Campus

Department:

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biosciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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Biosciences

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
74%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Customer service occupations
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Zoology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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