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Zoology with Animal Behaviour

Bangor University
4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Program description

Zoology with Animal Behaviour

Zoology is the branch of biology that studies animals. It covers a broad range of topics including behaviour, morphology, physiology, development, ecology, evolution and taxonomy.

Within Zoology the desire to understand the behaviour of animals has led to the development of a separate branch of Zoology (ethology) which focuses on animal behaviour. On this course you will study traditional zoology but with an emphasis on animal behaviour in which you will discover how animals interact with one another and their environments, specifically looking at the mechanisms, functions, development and evolution of behaviour.

Our aim is to provide you with sound zoological training and equip you with skills necessary for a career in the field of zoology and animal behaviour. The provision of a diversity of laboratory and field zoology experience, both home and abroad, is an important component of the course, as is the acquisition of transferable skills (data analysis, group work, presentational and writing skills, IT skills). Our excellent teaching facilities include a Zoology Museum which boasts an exceptionally comprehensive collection of invertebrate and vertebrate material, and a botanical garden close to the Menai Strait with a number of habitats that can be used for a range of behavioural studies. We are also part of the Environment Centre Wales which is a partnership venture between Bangor University and the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in English, Maths and and Double Award Science. Typical offer is based on a 128 from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels: For MZool - including grade B in Biology.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: including H6 in Biology
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma: DDM including Merits in 4 Biology modules. Modules accepted: Animal Biology; Animal Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Behaviour and Communication; Animal Breeding and Genetics; Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques; Biochemistry and Microbiology; Fundamentals of Science; Genetics and Genetic Engineering; Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation; Physiology of Human Body systems; Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction; Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation. Other Biology-related modules considered case by case.
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical (1080) / Extended Diploma: Distinction overall including 4 Biology modules from the following: Animal Behaviour and Communication, Biological Systems of Animals, Wildlife and Ecology Conservation, Inheritance and Genetics, Ecological Concepts and Application, Population Surveys, Ecology and Conservation. Other Biology-related modules considered case by case.
  • Access to HE in the Sciences: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Organismal Diversity
  • Principles of Life 1
  • Tutorials Year 1
  • Practical Skills 1

Semester 2

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Principles of Life 1
  • Tutorials Year 1
  • Practical Skills 2

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Evolution & Genetics
  • Bioscience Skills

Semester 2

  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Bioscience Skills

Optional Modules

  • Invertebrates (Semester 2)
  • Principles of Life 2 (Semester 1)
  • Vertebrate Biology (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Herpetology (Semester 2)
  • Integrated Zoology (Semester 2)
  • Arizona Field Course (Semester 1)
  • India Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Primatology Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Local Field Trip (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Florida 2 Field Trip (Semester 2)
  • Spain Field Course (Semester 2)
  • Siberia Field Course (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Ornithology (Semester 2)
  • Introduction to Primatology (Semester 1)
  • Principles of Conservation (Semester 1)
  • Conservation Practice (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Advances in Behaviour
  • Dissertation in Biological Sci
  • Science & Employability Skills

Semester 2

  • Dissertation in Biological Sci
  • Science & Employability Skills
  • Animal Ethics and Welfare

Optional Modules

  • Freshwater Ecosystems 2 (Semester 1)
  • Molecular Ecology & Evolution (Semester 1)
  • Animal Survival Strategies (Semester 2)
  • Life in a Changing Climate (Semester 2)
  • Life in Wetlands (Semester 2)
  • Primatology (Semester 1)
  • Attack and Defence in Plants (Semester 2)
  • Ornithology (Semester 1)
  • Parasites & Pathogens (Yr3) (Semester 1)
  • Human Evolutionary Biology (Semester 2)
  • Animal Management (Semester 2)
  • Insect Behaviour & Evolution (Semester 2)

Year 4

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Masters Research Project
  • Advanced Research Skills

Semester 2

  • Masters Research Project

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a MZool (Animal Behaviour).

Career opportunities

Zoologists have gained employment in wildlife management, environmental consultancy, and local and national media, whilst some have undertaken a range of postgraduate programs.

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LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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