Bangor University 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).
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- Cutting-edge science is integral to our research programmes, and feeds through into the teaching environment and to this course. Our expertise encompasses studies into biogeography, evolution and behaviour, as well as molecular ecology, population genetics and developmental biology.
- Our excellent teaching facilities include a Natural History Museum which boasts an exceptionally comprehensive collection of insects and vertebrate material, and an extensive marine and freshwater aquaria with a suite of temperature controlled rooms.
- Bangor’s location makes it an ideal place to study zoology and animal behaviour as we have an extensive range of local terrestrial and aquatic habitats teeming with animal life for field trips.
- 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.