|Location||United Kingdom, Worcester|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Awards||BSc (Joint Honours)|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Good results in Biology and another Science, e.g. Chemistry
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The study of animal biology is becoming increasingly important to our understanding of significant aspects of the environment, agriculture and the wider economy.
The Animal Biology course is part of the Biological Sciences programme.
Animal Biology is an exciting subject to study. You will follow animal life from the functioning of the not-so-simple cell to the control and co-ordination of complex processes enabling animals to survive and reproduce.
In the first year the modules allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the key elements of animal biology. In Years 2 and 3 the subjects become more specialised and our modular scheme allows you to focus on the aspects of animal life which you find most interesting, ranging from animal behaviour to eco-physiology. A strong practical emphasis runs throughout the course, complementing a traditional approach to learning and giving you the chance to develop the practical skills which could be of great value in later employment.
In your final year you will undertake an Independent Study or Biosciences Research Project on a subject of your choice, having been well prepared for this by a Research Methods module in Year 2. Past studies have included topics such as a comparison of two methods of DNA extractions from faeces of the Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla spp.gorilla), the effectiveness of predator odours as rodent repellents, and the factors influencing the migration of the common toad.
Unless you are a Minor Honours student, in the final year you will also take a module that enables you to reflect on the skills that you have gained on the course and prepares you for your biological career after university.
This course will prepare you for a number of different career paths including wildlife warden, health services, scientific research, teaching and education, as well as progression to higher degrees such as a PhD.