Zoology @ Liverpool University
Department Biological Sciences
Programme length 3 years
Typical offer 280-320 tariff points
Zoology is the study of animal life: from molecules and cells through tissues to whole animals and populations. And it doesn't stop there. Zoologists also look at the behavioural patterns of animals, the effects of pollution on their habitats, and animal diseases. Many Zoology graduates go on to study at our School of Veterinary Science or find work in zoos, wildlife conservation and management or animal physiology. This is a very popular programme and, consequently, places are limited.
This programme aims to provide you with a broad base of animal knowledge, with the opportunity to specialise later on. Specialist modules include Animal Behaviour and Socio-biology, and Cognitive Evolution and Endocrinology. You will also take modules in Statistics, Practical Physiology, History of Biological Ideas, Bioethics, and Computing and the use of software packages. You will visit many zoologically rich locations such as Chester Zoo, Knowsley Wildlife Safari Park and the Wildfowl Trust at Martin Mere. Fieldwork projects can be carried out in a wide range of habitats including Lake Bala (where we have a Field Station), the Cheshire Meres and the Liverpool Docks. You will also attend a residential field course in the southern Lake District.
Entrance requirements C300
280-320 UCAS tariff points. Ideally, applicants will offer Biology and a second science (preferably Chemistry) to A level, although applicants who offer Biology as their only science studied to A level will still be considered. The balance of the tariff points may come from either an additional subject at A level or a combination that might include A and AS level subjects and Key Skills. General Studies is accepted. Mature applicants are particularly welcome and will normally be expected to show evidence of recent academic study, such as an Access course.