Queen Mary University of London

Zoology bsc (hons)

Queen Mary University of London
In London

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location London
Duration 3 Years
  • Postgraduate
  • London
  • Duration:
    3 Years

Teaching and learning
We use a mixture of teaching styles - lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work.
A typical weekly workload would be six to eight lectures and four to five hours of practical laboratories or workshops.
Outside of classes, you’ll need to spend 20 to 25 hours per week preparing, writing up and reading.
Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 70 to 90 per cent of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests).
Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.
Resources and facilities
The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
newly refurbished lecture theatres
up-to-date IT facilities
modern, well-equipped labs.

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67-69 Lincoln'S Inn Fields, WC2A 3JB


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5.0 06/03/2019
About the course: The unique feature of Queen Mary is that it offers you courses which are of value to you at your work place and merely no theoritical useless content.
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme


You can complete your Zoology degree in three or four years. If you choose to study abroad, this will take place in Year 3, and the Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Year 1

  • Basic Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology (includes field trip to Somerset)
  • Essential Skills for Biologists
  • Evolution
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Practical Biology
  • Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Physiology

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2 Compulsory

  • Animal and Plant Diversity
  • Comparative and Integrative Physiology
  • Research Methods and Communication
Choose four from
  • Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics
  • Ecological Interactions I
  • Ecological Interactions II (includes field trip to Croatia)
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Genes and Bioinformatics
  • Marine and Animal Diversity (includes field trip to Millport, Scotland)
  • Microbial Physiology and Growth
  • Transmission Genetics
Choose one from
  • Engaging the Public in Science
  • Grand Challenges in the Natural Sciences
  • Health and Well-being
  • Introduction to Scientific Programming
  • Philosophy and Business of Science

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3 Compulsory

  • Research Methods and Communication II
Choose from
  • Biological Sciences Research Project
  • Project Skills in the Life Sciences
Choose five from
  • Animal Behaviour and Cognition
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Climate Change and Conservation Challenges
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
  • Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Functional Genomics and Epigenetics
  • Mammals and Evolution
  • Neuroscience: from molecules to behaviour
  • Parasites and Infectious Disease
  • Population and Chromosome Genetics
  • Reproductive and Developmental Biology
  • Species: Dinosaurs to DNA (includes field trip to Canada)
  • Tropical Ecology and Conservation (includes field trip to the African savannas)

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Zoology BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

Additional Costs

Compulsory fieldwork will not cost you anything extra. For optional fieldwork, you will have to contribute up to £150, plus the cost of your flight (based on costs for 2017/18). Bursaries are available.

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