It was the Greek philosopher Aristotle who first decided to turn to the wildlife around him and document the behaviour and characteristics of hundreds of species in nine books to form what later became known as the History of Animals. In an impressive 130,000 words Aristotle moulded the very framework of modern Zoology.
Zoology, later glamorized by Charles Darwin, is the science of the animal kingdom. Otherwise known as animal science, Zoology deals with the fine details of the animal classification system. Whilst studying Zoology you can be expected to learns about animal physiology, embryology, evolution and classification of both living and extinct species. Beyond this you can expect to learn how animals interact with their ecosystems and even understand animal behaviour.
To pursue a degree in Zoology you must have an aptitude for biology inclusive of genetic and cellular science. Typical entry requirements rest between ABB-AAA, with the A-Levels required being Biology and Chemistry, although it may be useful to have Psychology or Maths at least to AS Level.
Famous Zoologists include the likes of Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, and David Attenborough the famous BBC presenter and the UK’s very own national treasure. Other who study Zoology can see themselves travelling to exotic locations across the world to be an animal behaviour researcher or wildlife conservationist. Field research contrasts greatly to the type of graduate lab-based research of many graduates which can be held a little closer to home. Many will go on to study a Masters degree in Zoology and a further PhD. Besides a career in research Zoology opens many doors in the world of science, conservation, management, finance and finally marketing.
If these career prospects interest you then maybe Zoology is the right degree for you! Our Veterinary Science Tutors can guide your applications and career. During your degree you can expect your first year to provide you with a basic understand of biology ranging from cellular systems to ecosystems. During your following 2 years you will slowly see yourself specialising in the field you find most interesting – this could be anything from animal physiology to animal behaviorology. Although Biology based your degree will require a heavy aspect of quantities science from you – this, combined with the growing demand from your subject choices may at times feel a little overwhelming. Do not fear, we have a wide range of Private Tutors to help you with each aspect of your degree.
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