B.Sc. On Campus

Zoology with Placement Year

University of Sheffield

48 months
24450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Our four-year Zoology with Placement Year BSc at University of Sheffield is about animals, their evolution and their interactions with each other, the environment and biodiversity conservation. It spans microbes, invertebrates, birds, fish, mammals and humans. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Our students in the Zoology with Placement Year programme from University of Sheffield have found placements within industry with organisations such as GSK, Atkins Environmental Consulting and EMEC Ecology; with charities like the Wildlife Trusts, Newquay Zoo, and the Field Studies Council; or in government with the Environment Agency. 

You could even apply your scientific knowledge and transferable skills within or outside of the bioscience industry in areas including market research, communications or business development. 

Key Features 

  • It's a great opportunity to test out a career path that you're considering and many students are offered a graduate level job at the end. 
  • You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement and you'll still have the support you need from your tutor and the University.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Principles of Zoology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Principles of Evolution
  • Animal Diversity
  • Animal Diversity Practicals
  • Animal and Plant Science Tutorials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in the EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science
  • BTEC | DD in Applied Science (with Distinctions in all Biology units if not offered at A Level) + A in an A Level science subject
  • Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher | AAABB including a science subject + B in Biology
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA in Biology and a second science
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in science, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include Biology and a second science) and 9 credits at Merit. Applicants are considered individually
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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