BSc (Hons) - Zoology (with Sandwich Year)
Wildlife is an important part of all our lives. If you have a passion for learning about animals, animal care and animal management, and are wondering how to become a zoologist, this exciting and hands-on BSc Zoology course will prepare you for a future defending the planet.
Zoology covers all aspects of animal biology and, as such, a fascinating range of topics. Our strong links with animal and wildlife organisations provide excellent work placement opportunities, which means you could be studying anything from brown bears to snow leopards to dolphins.
Our zoology degree course has been designed by professional zoologists with a real understanding of what the world needs and, likewise, what you need to study to launch your career in zoology. With plenty of opportunities for volunteering alongside organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, your CV will gain the competitive edge it needs to stay ahead.
On this zoology degree, you’ll gain an understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques using professional kit, and cover a broad range of topics including evolution, ecology and conservation, with visits to a variety of habitats.
There will be plenty of opportunities for voluntary work with organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust on our zoology course, boosting your CV and giving you hands-on experience across a range of species including butterflies, adders and birds. Our practical focused degree will equip you with not only the knowledge, but the real skills and confidence to become a zoologist.
On this course you will...
- Explore local nature reserves, rivers and woodland just a stone's throw from the university. Develop practical skills with first-hand experience.
- Study zoology with access to state-of-the-art labs on campus - a great place to collaborate with course-mates, learn about animals and work with top-quality equipment.
- Benefit from industry links that provide students with placement opportunities across Cumbria.
- Experience practical demonstrations, visits, and feedback from professionals.
- Have a place within the zoology society that meets weekly to assist in local conservation initiatives and discuss current concerns regarding zoology.
What our students say
One of the main reasons I chose the University of Cumbria was due to the gorgeous location. Carlisle has great transport links with the Lake District, Cumbrian coast, and Scotland.
Sophie Babbs, Zoology
Originally from North Walsham, in Norfolk and studying at Cumbria's Carlisle campus, Sophie talks about why she choose Zoology.
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