Bangor University Zoology With Animal Behaviour

By | 12th April 2017

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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.

Entry Requirements

For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

  • 136-112 tariff points including a level 3 qualification* in Biology and usually one other science subject. Second science subjects we consider include Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology, Environment Science etc. Please contact us for advice. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).

For 2016 entry:

  • 320-260 points including Biology and usually one other science subject at A2 level
  • Irish Leaving Certificate including Biology at Higher level
  • Scottish Highers including Biology at Advanced Higher Level
  • Access and BTEC qualifications
  • Mature age students with relevant experience.

General University entry requirements

Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.

For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.

Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:

Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

International students entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

More information

Home/EU students

E-mail for General Admissions: admissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382017

International students

Email to International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028