African Zoology Field Course (C7153)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This is based at research sites in southern Africa, which provide you with the opportunity to study terrestrial animals, including some of the charismatic megafauna.

Following an introduction to the sites, you carry out a fieldwork research project to investigate the behaviour, ecology or conservation of African animals.

You conclude by studying marine megafauna at sites in South Africa.

The rich biological diversity of southern Africa, and the conservation challenges this presents, makes the region an exceptional place to learn about zoology.


100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 100 hours of contact time and 50 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: