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BSc (Hons) Zoology

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2020

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Zoology blends the study of Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity in order to help sustain, manage and conserve the Earth’s fragile ecosystems. Zoologists study animals and their behaviour, either in their natural habitat or in captivity. This course is designed to provide students with the practical and theoretical knowledge to approach a variety of contemporary challenges affecting the Earth locally, nationally and globally.

The programme provides a beautiful East Anglian setting in which to study both theory and apply techniques in practice. Students study alongside others on other HE programmes in land-based subjects. It is expected that students integrate information and concepts from the breadth of zoology but will be given opportunities to develop specialist interests in their final year, which will enhance their employability in certain sectors.

Modules delivered cover areas such as;

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Biological Science and Genetics
  • British Wildlife, Surveys and Identification
  • Global Biodiversity
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Contemporary Issues in Zoology

The course is delivered through lectures, demonstrations, presentations, seminars, practical sessions, tutorials and self-directed specific study. Practical classes in the laboratory and/or field allow students to practice project management and data gathering, handling and interpretation skills. There will be site visits and lectures by external specialists to provide opportunities to meet employed zoologists and employers of zoologists. Reference will be made to the practical application of principles and the development of graduate skills will be included in subject specific modules.

Delivery takes place at college over 2-3 days per week.

Each year you will study 120 Credits. These Credits are split into 20 Credits per module in the first and second years of the course, and into 20 and 40 Credit modules in the final year. Students are expected to attend lectures and manage their own workload to include assessment completion, independent study and research.

All of Easton’s Degree programmes are validated by UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world-renowned Higher Education organisation.

UCAS Code: C800

Fees: £8,500 per year. Fees will not change for the duration of your enrolment on the degree. Students will be expected to contribute to trips/visits (typically £50-£100 per year) and to buy their own personal protective equipment such as safety boots.

Why Our College?

High Quality Degrees

All our degrees are awarded by UEA, a leading university.

Lower Tuition Fees

Our tuition fees are below universities with most courses costing £8,500 per year.

Outstanding Support

Our smaller class sizes means that we can provide you with outstanding support to help you succeed.

Entry Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from A levels or equivalent
  • A minimum of GCSE maths and English (preferred) grade 4/C or above or National Literacy and Numeracy tests at Level 2 or 3
  • UCAS points from Scottish Highers or Advanced levels are accepted
  • UCAS points from Irish Leaving Certificate or Welsh Baccalaureate are accepted
  • UCAS tariff points from BTEC or City and Guilds diplomas are accepted
  • Open University credits in lieu of A levels are accepted
  • Access to HE Diplomas at Pass level with suitable science or land-based credits
  • Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: If you have achieved a qualification of credits towards a Higher Education programme at another Higher Education Institution you may be able to enter Level 5 or accredit matching modules. Please see our further information on our Credit Transfer/APL/APEL area found under our ‘Prospective Student Information’ section
  • Applications from students who first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading); the required minimum is IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Admissions Team for advice and guidance.


The course has been designed to provide students with an array of opportunities to display understanding and application of the subject informally (via formative assessments), prior to the formal (summative) assessments that will count towards your final grade. Students will receive valuable feedback from tutors or peers for their formative assessments, but grades will not be provided for this work.

Methods of summative assessments include (but are not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from these formal assessments will count towards your final module grade.

Students will receive feedback for their summative assessments via our online system, and we aim to provide this within 21 working days. Feedback will be detailed and tailored, to help students learn and develop their knowledge and performance over the duration of the course.


Successful candidates may apply for post graduate study at other Higher Education Institutions in similar subject areas (subject to APL/APEL and/or entry requirements).

Students may also choose to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry-based careers, such as research, working within zoological collection, conservation roles, entomologist, marine scientist, environmental consultancy, field trials officer.