Zoology is the scientific study of animals, including how they behave, reproduce, evolve, and interact with other species and their environment.
In the first year all our students study the same fundamental topics in biology, such as plant biology, microbiology and ecology.
In later Stages, you will study specialist zoology topics such as:
You will enjoy a bird and insect identification fieldcourse, as well as a week-long residential course on ecology or animal behaviour.
Through lab-based teaching you learn key laboratory skills required by professional biologists.
You'll also enjoy optional modules informed by research being conducted at the University, such as animal ecophysiology.
Biological Sciences at Newcastle ranks in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The first year is shared with other degrees in the School, providing all students with a thorough foundation in the essentials of the subject, and allowing for easy transfer before the second year should your interests change.
This shared first year provides you with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of biology, through topics such as the diversity of form and function in animals, plants and micro-organisms.
You also study modules in:
You can transfer to:
All of our Biology and Zoology degrees are designed to ensure that you gain practical experience. You have the opportunity to take part in a number of field courses including:
We also offer a vocational placement module, which enables you to enhance your CV by gaining academic credit for work in biology off campus.
This degree is run by the friendly School of Biology, located in the Ridley Building on Newcastle's city-centre campus.
The standard of lecturing and support available to me has been outstanding and I can't wait for next year.
I am doing a research project for my dissertation, I have enjoyed the freedom of being able to design and carry out the investigation on my own. I also feel a sense of pride and accomplishment having nearly completed it.