The Open University Zoology

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The Open University Zoology

Course description

The Open University Zoology, If you are considering a zoology degree, you already know that your main interest is animal biology, but maybe you don’t yet know which area of the subject you would like to pursue. Modern zoology is interdisciplinary, so we believe that you need to be aware of the breadth of animal biology from the molecular to the ecological. Our zoology degree begins broadly, then introduces more choice in years two and three. The freedom to specialise or maintain breadth in your studies, and the range of research and transferable skills you will learn will enhance your employability as a graduate. We have outstanding facilities in our new, state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building and all our lecturers are top researchers in their fields.

Do you like the sound of studying animal behaviour in an exotic location, or working in wildlife conservation? To take a zoology course you’ll need an aptitude for science as you’ll be studying animal anatomy and physiology, genetics and cell biology as well as animal behaviour and ecology. Graduates from zoology courses work in lab-based research posts as well as field research and in conservation and environmental management (perhaps in that exotic location, or a little closer to home…).