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University of Lincoln

Zoology

UCAS Code: C301

Master of Biosciences - MBio

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include grade B from A Level Biology. Practical elements must be passed.

45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered. EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include Higher Level Grade 5 in Biology.

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

DDM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management/Applied Science accepted dependent on modules studied.

128 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 40 points from an Advanced Higher in Biology. A combination of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

UCAS Tariff

128

To include 40 UCAS tariff points from A Level Biology or equivalent qualification.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Zoology

The MBio Zoology degree at Lincoln is an exploration of how animals have evolved, how they function and the ways in which they interact with their environment. The course integrates anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, evolution and conservation to provide a comprehensive understanding of species structure and diversity.

Humans have created a rapidly changing world to which animals have had to adapt. Understanding the amazing diversity of animals that share our planet helps us to understand our origins, as well as predict future evolution.

This degree aims to provide a broad understanding of the subject, encompassing the study of key aspects of modern zoology in a diverse range of invertebrates and vertebrates. You have opportunities to study animals in their natural habitat at key points during your studies. As you study, you will have the chance to develop skills in scientific methods and communication, which are invaluable in many workplaces.

The MBio comprises a four year programme building on the undergraduate programmes in the School of Life Sciences. The fourth year includes a research project, a module on research techniques and a module on transferrable skills for professional scientists.

Modules

In your first year studying Zoology, you will have the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of biological concepts, including genetics, evolution, ecology, anatomy and physiology.

During the second year, more specialist modules cover vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, reproduction and development, and plant-animal interactions. You can choose from a selection of optional modules to align your studies with areas of particular interest to you.

There is an emphasis on independent research in your final year and you will be expected to undertake a substantial research project, as well as modules, which aim to develop your critical scientific skills.

Final year modules focus on developing your research skills further with workshops in research techniques. These combine demonstrations with hands-on work in-lab or in-field.

You will participate in two residential field trips in the UK, enabling you to study animals in the wild as part of core modules in both the first and second year. There is also an overseas field trip available in your third year as part of the optional 'Overseas Field Course' module.

For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment methods

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

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
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lincoln (Main Site)

Department:

School of Life 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.

91%
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

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

100%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Science, engineering and production technicians
18%
Animal care and control services
18%
Other elementary services 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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