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

Zoo Biology

 

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.

UCAS code: C300 BSc/Zoo (Full Time) C303 (Sandwich)
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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There are still places available on this course to start in September 2016 – apply now through UCAS Extra

Why choose this course?

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.

  • 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.
  • NTU is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). We are also a teaching provider for zoo animal record keeping via the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).

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