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Zoology, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
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University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
The aim of this Zoology course at University of New England is to teach students about all aspects of the biology of animals - including structure, function, anatomy, physiology, ecology, behaviour and evolution.
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Overview

Zoology is the science of studying and understanding animals living on land, in freshwater or in the sea. It is the branch of biology that covers behaviour, classification, evolution, conservation, distribution, ecology and natural history, but also includes biochemistry and physiology, palaeontology, molecular biology and genetics, and the structure and function of animals.

Zoology students are able to undertake studies in a range of zoological disciplines including:

  • animal behaviour
  • animal ecology
  • environmental and comparative physiology
  • entomology
  • parasitology
  • freshwater ecology

This Zoology course at University of New England degree will focus on a wide range of issues dealing with the biology of animals. It will include material on the internal functioning of animals (physiology) and the role of animals in their environment (ecology).

A fourth Honours year is available to students with an above average academic record. Study is undertaken in one of the disciplines chosen for specialisation leading to the award of Bachelor of Science with Honours. BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours are eligible to apply to enrol for a research Master degree or the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Career Opportunities

Zoologists are employed by research institutions, CSIRO, local state and federal government agencies, museums, national parks, marine parks, zoological gardens, Antarctic research stations, and as teachers in primary and secondary school among others. Zoologists also are also employed in media organisations (radio, television, social media and print), consultancy firms, aquaculture and biotechnology and animal breeding businesses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Evolution and Biogeography
  • Principles of Zoology
  • Vertebrate Zoology - Evolution and Diversity
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Entomology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Ecological and Comparative Physiology
  • Evolutionary Parasitology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    57

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 069341J

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies: Biology.
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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