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BSc (Hons)Animal Biology

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

What determines an animal’s resistance to disease? Why do many female animals exhibit ‘mate choice’? How can we help animals cope in hostile environments? In this course, you’ll study the enormous variety of animal life on earth and discover the answers to these and many other searching questions.

The related aspects of animal biology are explored, including animal behaviour, ecology, evolution, cell biology and physiology, as well as applied aspects of animal conservation and management.

Fieldwork will be an essential part of your training. In addition to fieldwork in Scotland, there are optional field trips in Years 3 and 4. One course is currently situated in southern Europe (for example, recent trips have travelled to the French Cévennes Mountains, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, to the CERES Field Centre in Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina on the western Portuguese Atlantic coast). Another is based at Gabon’s Lopé National Park, in the heart of the western Congo Basin, where Stirling scientists have a long history of ecological and conservation management research.

Programme structure

Semesters 1-4 cover a range of core modules – including Cell Biology, Ecology, Genetics and Evolution, Biodiversity and Practical Skills – plus additional modules in other disciplines.

Semesters 5-6 cover three core advanced modules – Animal Physiology, Behavioural Ecology and The Animal Cell – plus three optional modules.

In Semesters 7-8, you’ll work on an independent research project and take several advanced modules. Your options for these will include the field courses in southern Europe and Gabon, as well as Immunology and Disease; The Evolution of Sex; Conservation Biology; Cell Birth, Life and Death, Geomatics, and Advanced Statistics.

Career opportunities

From life science jobs to research and teaching, there’s a great deal of variation in jobs available to graduates with an Animal Biology degree:

- research scientist
- science writer
- medical writer
- biotechnologist
- higher education lecturer
- microbiologist
- nanotechnologist
- conservation
- pharmacologist
- secondary school teacher
- soil scientist
- statistician
- zoologist

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States