Zoology with Conservation MZool (Conservation)
Increasing interest in environmental conservation 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 conservation.
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- Climate Change
- 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
The first year is a general year for all of our zoology related degrees, which will introduce students to several important aspects of modern biology. Students are required to take two compulsory lecture modules, one module in key skills and one practical module. Students can chose to take 30 credits of optional modules. In addition there are tutorials with individual members of staff.
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): Tutorials will be held by individual members of staff to groups of 6 7 students and involve discussions that are degree specific. Tutorials will develop communication skills.
You choose 30 credits from the following list:
Cellular & Molecular Biology (20)
Introduction to Microbiology (10)
Environmental Management and Conservation (20)
In the second year you will extend and deepen your understanding of general zoology and start to specialise in conservation and management issues. There are four compulsory modules incorporating lectures and practicals. You can choose 40 credits of optional modules.
Conservation Practice (20)
Bioscience Skills (20)
Evolution & Genetics (20)
Principles of Conservation (20)
Choose 40 credits from:
Animal Behaviour (20)
Vertebrate Biology (20)
Field Courses (20)
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. Students can choose to take 60 credits of optional modules.
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (20)
Life in a Changing Climate (20)
Choose 60 credits from:
Advances in Behaviour (20)
Systematics and Diversity (20)
Freshwater Ecosystems 2 (20)
Bio Enterprise and Employability (20)
Life in Wetlands (20)
For the Master degree, the fourth year is dedicated to an individual research project (100 credits), accompanied by 20 credits including:
Advanced Research Skills (20)
Further information on each module can be found on our website.
We are continuously incorporating student feedback and novel developments into our degrees, which can result in changes to the module content in all years.