Zoology and Animal Studies

Study a Zoology undergraduate degree or take a Masters in Animal Behaviour studies. We also offer related PhD courses in Biology and Psychology.

Our faculty are experts in the behaviour, conservation and evolution of animals. They will inspire your passion for the subject, with insights into their research specialisms including:

  • white sharks
  • spider monkeys
  • ants
  • cuttlefish.

On our taught courses, you have the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience zoology first-hand by going on field trips to UK and international destinations.

We have links with many organisations involved in conservation and environmental management to help you prepare for careers in these sectors.

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Meet Mika

Dr Mika Peck, Senior Lecturer in Biology, is showing how saving the brown-headed spider monkey from extinction can also benefit countless other species.  

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