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University of Exeter

Zoology with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: C301

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Excluding General Studies. Grade A in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:12

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 21 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 12 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 12 L3 credits at Distinction grade in one of the following subject areas: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants are required to have HL Grade 6 in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

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

DDD

Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL Science: Applied Science, Animal Management, Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fish Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Marine Biology. Applicants studying any other BTEC Extended Diploma will be required to achieve a Grade A at A Level in one of the following Science subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

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

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

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

UCAS Tariff

144-160

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

38%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Zoology

This four-year version of the BSc Zoology degree includes a year studying abroad, between the second and final years. In this third year you study in a university with which we have established links, for example in North America or Australia, and credit for this academic work counts towards your degree at the University of Exeter.

Our BSc Zoology 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 the Cornwall Campus. 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 across the globe, from 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 in a new building
•low student-staff ratio, so you won’t get lost in the crowd
•graduate with outstanding employment prospects

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,500
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.

88%
high
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

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