Bangor University Zoology With Marine Zoology
Zoology with Marine Zoology provides students with a thorough grounding in general zoology, based on an exploration of the diversity of animal form and function, and an examination of their behaviour, evolution, ecology, development and morphology. In addition, students acquire a specialised knowledge of the conservation, physiology and behaviour of marine invertebrates, through a series of modules available across the college of Natural Sciences.
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 marine science. The provision of a diversity of laboratory and field zoology experience, especially in relation to marine organisms and their habitats, is an important component of the course, as is the acquisition of transferable skills (data analysis, group work, presentational and writing skills, IT skills). The School is unusual in boasting its own Zoology Museum with a large collection of vertebrate and invertebrate specimens and an extensive marine aquarium. Our location on the northern coast of the Snowdonia National Park and close proximity to miles of sandy beaches, makes it an ideal place to study Zoology with Marine Zoology.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- Cutting-edge science is integral to our research programmes, and feeds through into the teaching environment. into the teaching environment. Our expertise in marine zoology encompasses endocrinology, development, growth, energetics and adaptation of marine organisms, as well as their phylogeography and genetics.
- Our excellent teaching facilities include an extensive marine and freshwater aquaria with a suite of temperature controlled rooms and a Natural History Museum which boasts an exceptionally comprehensive collection of vertebrate material.
- Bangor’s location in close proximity to the Irish Sea and the Menai Strait makes it an ideal place to study marine zoology, providing a range of habitat types for field courses and study sites for final-year projects.
- The degree enables students to benefit from the wider marine science community present in Bangor, as you have the opportunity to access modules and expertise in 2 other Schools (Ocean Sciences and the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography).
- As part of the course you may choose to spend 3-6 months in year 2 at a University in either Europe or The United States on a student exchange programme.