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Zoo Biology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (ARWU) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Zoo Biology (Hons) course from Nottingham Trent University represents a unique opportunity for you to study a wider range of species than those covered in traditional animal science degrees. Your learning will focus on the biology of zoo species, namely non-domestic and non-UK wildlife, and how to apply this to all aspects of the management and conservation of captive populations.
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Overview

Why choose this Zoo Biology (Hons) course from Nottingham Trent University?

  • We have strong links with UK zoos and wildlife parks.
  • You will have access to our modern Animal Unit on campus which houses around 150 animals of 40 different species.
  • Field trips include zoo visits and optional project trips to Jersey Zoo, Mauritius and Madagascar.
  • Teaching is informed by current research undertaken by academic staff in the School.
  • NTU is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). We are also a teaching provider for Species 360s’ animal record keeping system (Zoological Information Management System: ZIMS).

Careers and employability

Your career development

Graduates from this course could potentially become a:

  • animal health officer
  • animal trainer and presenter
  • biochemistry technician
  • education officer
  • laboratory technician
  • toxicologist
  • tropical fish consultant
  • veterinary care assistant
  • veterinary receptionist
  • wildlife conservation advisor
  • zookeeper.

You could work for companies such as:

  • Department of Conservation for New Zealand
  • Hôpital du Bocage
  • Huntingdon Animal Research Life Sciences
  • London Zoo
  • Natural England
  • NoveThera
  • PDSC
  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • RSPCA
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Zoo Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Principles of Animal Science
  • Introduction to Zoology
  • Professional Development for Animal Scientists

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A-levels – BBC, including Biology grade C and excluding General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM, including relevant Biology modules; or
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade C equivalent in Biology and excluding General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English, maths and science grade C / 4.
Other requirements: Work experience in the animal sector is highly desirable – sectors include pet shops, zoos, animal conservation projects, wildlife sanctuaries, stables, veterinary practices, kennels, RSPCA and similar.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • A Tuition Fee Loan: Up to £9,000 per year to pay for your tuition fees
  • A Maintenance Loan: Between £3,039 and £8,200 depending on your household income and whether or not you will be living in your parental home during term time. (Students in receipt of certain benefits can get up to £9,347 per year)
  • University bursaries or scholarships: for eligible students.

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