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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 100 hours of contact time and about 50 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: