Bangor University

Zoology with Climate Change Studies BSc (Hons)

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
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Increasing interest in global environmental change impacts by governments and the public alike means that we now require a new generation of trained professional scientists with a sound zoological knowledge and an appreciation of the issues involved in local and global climate change issues. This course provides traditional zoology (taxonomy, morphology, development, physiology and cell biology) with an emphasis upon animal ecology, biodiversity, and evolution. In addition you will take courses providing an appreciation of the need for a detailed understanding of global climate change and the impact of those changes upon the animal life on the planet. To this end the course establishes links between the academic learning environment and external environmental and research organisations in the form of project work and practical management plans. You will acquire a broad theoretical understanding of zoology and the drivers of climate change plus the acquisition of associated practical skills. Along with a comprehensive range of transferable skills, this degree will equip you with skills for employment in a career in environmental research and conservation – especially in relation to the impacts of climate change.

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Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Demonstrate awareness of current developments and issues in the Biological Sciences Obtain information on a specified topic from a variety of sources including the primary scientific literature Communicate scientific information and ideas in an effective and concise manner both orally and in writing Develop personal development skills relating to time management, prioritisation of work, organisation and managing deadlines. Develop life long learning skills

· Who is it intended for?

Zoologists from Bangor University have gained employment in wildlife management, environmental consultancy, and local and national media. Others have undertaken a range of postgraduate programmes, whilst graduates with a knowledge of climate change studies could find themselves employment in government funded agencies, charities, NGOs, research groups and even financial organisations interested in the effects of climate change.

· Requirements

320 260 points including Biology and usually one other science subject at A2 level Irish Leaving Certificate including Biology at Higher level

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What you'll learn on the course

Basic IT training
Basic IT
Cell Biology
Climate Change
IT Development
Skills and Training
Bioscience Skills
Animal Survival Strategies
Freshwater Ecosystems
Vertebrate Biology
Comparative Zoology
Bio Enterprise and Employability
Life in Wetlands
Fish Physiology Molecular Ecology and Evolution
Practical Developmental Biology
Systematics and Diversity

Course programme

Year 1 The first year is a general year for all of our zoology related degrees, which will introduce three broad and very important aspects of modern biology. Students are required to take three compulsory lecture modules, one module in key skills and one practical module. In addition there are tutorials with individual members of staff. Compulsory modules: Earth, Climate and Evolution (20):This module describes the controlling factors that determine the earth's climate and climate change on various time scales in relation to biological evolution. Organismal Diversity (20): The module will present an overview of basic classification, form and function of the major groups of living organisms. Ecology and Evolution (20): Ecology is about understanding the dynamic changes in individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems in relation to each other and the physical environment, and understanding their evolutionary processes. Biology Practical Module (20): Students will undertake a range of practicals from molecular and cell biology, through to animal function and ecology. Field work is included. The practicals will coincide with the appropriate subject area in the lecture modules. Research Skills (20): The module is aimed at developing a range of skills commonly used by natural scientists, including basic mathematical manipulation, data interpretation, and presentation, experimental design and statistical analysis, IT skills and effective use of the literature. Tutorials (degree specific) (10): The module is aimed at developing a range of skills commonly used by natural scientists, including basic mathematical manipulation, data interpretation, and presentation, experimental design and statistical analysis, IT skills and effective use of the literature. Optional modules: You choose 10 credits from the following list: Introduction to Microbiology (10) Comparative Zoology Year 2 In the second year you will extend and deepen your understanding of general zoology and develop your specialisation in climate change impacts. There are three compulsory modules incorporating two lecture modules and a module called Bioscience Skills which will focus on student directed learning and development. You can choose 60 credits of optional modules. Compulsory Modules: Climate Change (20) Evolution and Genetics (20) Bioscience Skills (20) Optional Modules: Choose 60 credits from: Vertebrate Biology (20) Invertebrate Biology (20) Animal Behaviour (20) Field Courses (20) Year 3 The third year includes a dissertation project that may be experimental or take the form of a literature review, which is supervised by a member of staff on a subject to suit your interests. There is one compulsory lecture module and students get more choice in the third year by choosing to take 80 credits of optional modules. Compulsory Modules: Life in a Changing Climate (20) Dissertation (20) Optional Modules: Choose 80 credits from: Animal Survival Strategies (20) Freshwater Ecosystems (20) Advances in Behaviour (20) Systematics and Diversity (20) Practical Developmental Biology (20) Molecular Ecology and Evolution (20) Fish Physiology (20) Bio Enterprise and Employability (20) Life in Wetlands (20) We are continuously incorporating student feedback and novel developments into our degrees, which can result in changes to the module content in all years.

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