BSc (Hons)
Zoo Biology  
Zoo Biology student, Jairo Martinez Lozano on placement in S. Africa

This course focuses on the biology of exotic animals, namely non-domestic and non-UK wildlife. This is applied to all aspects of management and species conservation of both captive and non-captive populations. You will study the major principles of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, conservation, behaviour, ecology and animal management.

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This course will give you a sound knowledge and understanding of animal biology and the ability to apply this to the rapidly expanding animal industry. Lectures cover the major scientific principles of:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • behaviour
  • ecology
  • nutrition.

You will learn to apply these principles to:

  • welfare
  • breeding
  • conservation
  • management.

The Zoo Biology route focuses on the biology of exotic animals, namely non-domestic and non-UK wildlife and applies this to all aspects of management and species conservation of both captive and non-captive populations.

Why choose this course?

  • This course is recognised by the Society of Biology.
  • We have strong links with UK zoos and wildlife parks.
  • You will have access to our modern animal unit on campus which houses over 200 animals.
  • Field trips include zoo visits and an optional conservation projects trip in Mauritius.
  • Teaching is informed by current research undertaken by academics in the School.
  • Our brand new 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus library opened in 2013.

Extra opportunities

  • You can spend six months on international exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada or Hungary during your second year of study.

Want to find out more?

Fact file
UCAS code: C300 BSc/Zoo
Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: October
Course length: Three years full-time or four years with placement
Study location: Brackenhurst campus

Fees and funding:Please see our applying and fees section.



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