Masters African Zoology Field Course (837C1)

30 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.


87%: Practical (Fieldwork, Workshop)
13%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Media production, Professional log, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 95 hours of contact time and about 55 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.