What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A level Biology and one other science at grade B. Acceptable Science subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology.
Biology and one other science at grade B.
including relevant science modules.
Biology and one other science at Higher Level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-147 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Not many degrees give you the chance to study animals in their natural habitat or get your hands on a lion's skull at the University's own museum, but with our BSc Zoology course that's just a tiny part of what's on offer. Many other universities offer a one-size-fits-all shared first year to all students from ecologists to biochemists, but at the University of Reading you will study animals from day one. You will have the opportunity to build up field experience and select optional modules to follow your specific interests in this vast and fascinating area of study. You will learn about the structure and function of animals, taxonomy, population ecology, biodiversity, animal conservation, and the evolution of animal behaviour and how it affects interactions with other species. In the final year, you can complete a cutting-edge research project under expert supervision, either in the field or the lab – an opportunity that is no longer offered in many universities. We arrange projects on a wide range of animals including urban mammals such as hedgehogs and foxes, as well as red kites, insects and pond or freshwater animals, and we also offer projects on animals in zoos.
Sample modules may include: • Mammals: diversity, behaviour and conservation • Animal diversity • Zoology field course • Vertebrate zoology: structure, form and function • Urban ecology Check our website for more details of the course structure.
The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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