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Zoology

BSc
  • UCAS code C300
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

It’s hard not to marvel at the diversity of the natural world. From the smallest insect to the largest mammal, Zoology at Royal Holloway, University of London explores how each and every creature has a role to play in the ecology of our planet.

The programme examines animal evolution, physiology and diversity, developing your understanding of how animals behave, how they function and how they interact with their environments. A combination of field and lab-based learning lets you make the most of our state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, proteomics and metabolomics facilities, while our marine and freshwater aquaria, glasshouses and plant and animal cell culture facilities mean you can study a diverse range of animal specimens.

Nearby sites of national scientific importance including Windsor Great Park, Box Hill and Chobham Common give you access to biodiverse habitats ideal for fieldwork, while a flexible programme structure lets you choose from a range of courses to personalise your learning experience in years 2 and 3.

The Royal Holloway School of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and you’ll become a part of this renowned research culture as you complete your third year research project. Zoology students join a friendly, welcoming learning environment with a high staff-to-student ratio, allowing for small group and even one-on-one tuition to maximise your learning.

The transferable skills you’ll learn studying Zoology will make you an attractive prospect to employers in a range of sectors, helping you to join Royal Holloway alumni in areas including environmental monitoring and practical conservation.

  • Field courses in marine biology, practical field ecology, and Mediterranean conservation and ecology.
  • Flexible programme structure with a range of courses to personalise your learning.
  • Learn how ecologists investigate the behaviour of animals and recent advances in behavioural ecology research.
  • Enhance your skills in scientific illustration, microscope use, identification and animal handling.
  • Learn how to organise data in a logical, presentable and persuasive way.
91%

of our graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating.

Source: DLHE, 2017

76%

of Biological Sciences research rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Source: REF, 2014

93%

overall student satisfaction.

Source: NSS, 2017

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