Masters African Zoology Field Course (837C1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

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

This field course will be based at research sites in southern Africa that will provide you with the opportunity to study terrestrial African animals, including some of the charismatic megafauna.

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


100%: Coursework (Media, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 95 hours of contact time and 55 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. 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.