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University of Bristol

Zoology

UCAS Code: C303

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

Standard offer: AAA including two science-related subjects. Contextual offer: ABB including two science-related subjects. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits in each of two sciences at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,M2,M2

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

39-32

Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in two science-related subjects. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in two science-related subjects. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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

DDD

DDD in Animal Management or Applied Science (General, Biomedical or Physical Science) with either Distinction in specified science units, or A at A-level in a science-related subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher: AA in two science-related subjects.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Standard Higher: AAAAB

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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

78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Zoology

Our MSci Zoology degree is recommended for students with ambitions to continue in zoological research who want extra experience and a competitive edge in applying for PhDs or research jobs.

Modern zoology is interdisciplinary, so our degree explores all aspects of animal biology from the molecular to the ecological. The first three years are the same as the BSc course, beginning broadly before introducing more choice to pursue your interests from year two onward. The fourth year offers advanced skills training and a substantial research project, which is especially valuable for those who want to pursue a career in zoology.

We have outstanding facilities in our state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building and our lecturers are top researchers in their fields.

Modules

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Zoology: https://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?ayrCode=19%2F20&byCohort=N&programmeCode=2BISC014U&_ga=2.161066749.1523889617.1525765296-1492075171.1523880192

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

Biological Sciences

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.

86%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

88%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£21,500
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Conservation and environment 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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