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University of Exeter

Zoology

UCAS Code: C302

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

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

Excluding General Studies. Grade B in one of the following subjects:Psychology, Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:21

Pass the Access to HE with 12 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 21 L3 credits at Merit grade to include 12 L3 credits at Merit grade in one of the following subjects: Psychology, Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths. Please also see our GCSE requirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-34

Applicant will be considered with IB 38-34 OR 766 or 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 5 at HL in one of the following subjects: Psychology,Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*DD-DDD

Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirement, Applied Science, Animal Management, Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fish management, Forestry and Arboriculture.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,B,B

One of the following subjects at Grade B: Psychology,Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths required.

Scottish Higher

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


One of the following subjects at Grade B: Psychology, Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths required.

UCAS Tariff

136-168

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

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Zoology

The four-year MSci Zoology programme mirrors the BSc Zoology programme during the first three years, and includes an additional fourth year. During the fourth year you will undertake two projects, each focused on a specialised area aligned with one of our leading research groups. It is expected that one of these projects will be carried out in partnership with an external organisation. The remainder of your time will be spent on a two-week intensive field course in which your scientific field-research, debating and presentation skills will be further developed.

The programme focuses on an understanding of the biology of animals, with an emphasis on whole animal biology, biodiversity, ecology and behaviour, along with the evolution of the whole spectrum of animal life histories.

It is delivered by internationally-recognised, research active staff in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The Centre hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting edge of research on whole-organism biology and run research projects around the world, in exciting places such as Uganda to Australia. The programme utilises expertise in the Centre to provide you with the skills, concepts and experience to understand all aspects of modern zoology. The programme encourages an interdisciplinary approach and you will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical and practical techniques used to study the biology of animals of all types.

Why study Zoology at the University of Exeter?
•led by some of the UK’s foremost biologists working in evolution, conservation and ecology
•variety of field work opportunities in the UK and overseas
•close links with a wide range of conservation organisations
•state-of-the-art facilities
•low student-staff ratio, so you won’t get lost in the crowd
•graduate with outstanding employment prospects

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
£19,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Department:

Biosciences

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.

84%
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

87%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
456

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.

£21,000
med
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%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Natural and social science 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Biological and sport sciences

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

£27k

£27k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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