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University of Leeds

Zoology

UCAS Code: C309

Master of Biology - MBiol (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including Biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics. Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement. GCSE: Grade 6 (B) or above at GCSE Maths and Grade 4 (C) or above at GCSE English.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Including D3 in Biology plus one other science or science-related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

(With 18 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Including H2 in Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

Advanced Higher: 5 x Highers AABBB, with AA in 2 Advanced Highers including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. Scottish Higher: Scottish Highers not accepted on their own.

AAA including Biology and another science or science-related subject. General Studies and Critical Thinking excluded. We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

144

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

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

5.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Zoology

By studying an undergraduate Zoology degree at the University of Leeds, you’ll have the opportunity to play a part in understanding how animals interact with their environment, how organisms play a part in various ecosystems, and how we can try and avoid damaging the wildlife of the world.

As a zoologist, you will conduct research in the laboratory and field to address wide-ranging issues in conservation biology, animal welfare, farming, disease and government policy.

Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll study Masters-level topics, carry out an extended research project and have the chance to study savannah ecology and conservation in Kenya.

**Make an Impact**
Zoology is the study of animals at all levels, from their evolutionary origins, molecular and cellular biology to their behaviour, ecology and evolution. There are many global challenges such as food security, invasive species and biodiversity conservation that are affecting the planet and with the study of Zoology, you will learn practical skills that can help address these real-world issues.

**Course highlights**
- Field courses options including Marine Zoology in Pembrokeshire, Mediterranean Ecology in Spain and African Ecology in South Africa.

- Conduct a research project or mini-research project during every year of your degree.

- Extensive practical work with modules such as Detecting invasive species where we use cutting edge molecular techniques to identify cryptic species and ask fundamental questions in evolution and conservation.

- Research-led Advanced Topic modules in your final year cover topics as diverse as Human Genetics, Conservation Science, Evolution and Animal Behaviour.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

Faculty of 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.

79%
med
Zoology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Zoology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

93%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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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.

£18,500
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Animal care and control services
9%
Business, finance and related associate 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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