Queen Mary University of London Zoology

Queen Mary University of London Zoology

Queen Mary University of London Zoology

Zoology

C300 BSc (Hons) 3 years

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Overview

QMUL has a strong record of research achievement in understanding the structure, physiology, ecology and behaviour of animals – from microscopic creatures to turtles and bats.  Our programme will give you an overview of modern zoological thinking, including a strong emphasis on the underlying concepts that shape our understanding of animal diversity.  As a zoology student, you will get a thorough grounding in vertebrate and invertebrate biology, including physiology, behaviour, evolution and ecology. Modules in molecular and population genetics, ecology, statistics and immunology are also available.

We place a strong emphasis on fieldwork, with compulsory and option modules taking students to locations across the UK and internationally, including:

You can view more photos from our recent field trips on our Flickr page.  Details of field trip costs are in the struture tab.

Highlights

  • Hands-on experience from field trips
  • Wide array of second and third year option modules

Important discoveries

On a recent trip to Canada, as part of the option final year module Species and their relationships: dinosaurs to DNA, students made an important dinosaur discovery. The rare hadrosaur skull they unearthed is now housed in the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Pathology. Watch our video from the trip:

Student projects

Students have the option of taking an investigative or research project in your final year. For many students, this is the highlight of their time with us, giving them an opportunity to work alongside established researchers in the field. The Natural History Museum, London Zoo, Forest Enterprise and London University’s Marine Biological Station at Millport in Scotland all provide special opportunities for original investigative work.

Research and teaching

By choosing to study at a Russell Group university, you will have access to excellent teaching and top class research. You will be taught by staff who are actively involved in research, who are enthusiastic about their subjects and sharing their knowledge with you.

You can find out more about our research interests on Organismal Biology department page.

Study abroad

You can choose to apply for a four-year version of this degree with a full year abroad. We have links with universities around the world, including Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia (specific partnerships for each programme may vary).

While there are no extra tuition fees associated with these placements abroad, you will need to cover the cost of your transport to your destination and your living expenses, including accommodation.

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at QMUL.