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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Zoology
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£14.3k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required, including grade C in A level Biology. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level, including an appropriate Science Subject

BTEC Diploma

Suitable Science subject, including Biology.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Suitable Science subject, including Biology.

International Baccalaureate

Including Biology.

UCAS tariff points

If predicted 56-79 points offer Biology Foundation Year

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

In brief: A wide variety of field trips are available in the UK and abroad, including an opportunity for some students to go to Brazil. Opportunities for a placement year during which you can gain work experience (including overseas). You will be taught by many academics who are active Zoology researchers. Overall student satisfaction for this course is 100% (NSS 2017). Part-time study option. Work/industrial placement opportunity. International students can apply. Our BSc in Zoology will develop your knowledge of concepts at the forefront of zoological science. Practical training will equip you with many of the subject specific, personal and practical skills that you will need for your future career. You will learn about biological processes, their behaviour and how they react with their environment. This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the biology of animals. You will learn about animals, the links between them and their environment, and key aspects of zoological phenomena from molecular to ecological levels. You will have the opportunity to go on several field trips over the duration of this programme which will provide real world experiences and examples to learn from. You will only pay a modest non-refundable administration fee for the residential field courses, which are otherwise 100% subsidised by the university. Between years two and three of this course we encourage students to complete a placement year, which is arranged with our support. The position is often salaried, with a major company linked to a public health laboratory or wildlife trust, or a research organisation such as the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, MAFF or Central Veterinary Laboratory. In our experience, final degree results and employability are enhanced for students who undertake a placement year. The placement also counts towards the final degree classification as part of the year 2 mark.


Year one modules may include: Biodiversity, Molecules to Microbes, Study Skills, Genes to Ecosystems, Cell Biology, Biological Skills. Year two modules may include: Molecular Genetics, Introduction to Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Biological Research Skills, Animal Evolution, plus two from the following: Marine Biology, Experimental Behavioural Ecology, Primate Behaviour and Conservation, Population and Community Ecology. Year three modules may include: Applied Freshwater Biology, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Evolution, Development and Adaption, Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Animal Cognition and Social Complexity, Biology of Parasites, Frontiers in Wildlife Biology.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
67% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
330 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £14.3k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are animal care and control services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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