When I graduated with a degree in zoology everyone would ask if I was going to work in zoos! Within 2 years I was working with London Zoo and I have worked with zoos ever since. I now work with a network of zoos in SE USA including Disney's Animal Kingdom, Jacksonville Zoo and Palm Beach Zoo. Dr Linda Penfold
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Our programme puts all aspects of animal life under the microscope, from sub-cellular level to ecosystems, combining traditional Zoology and contemporary Biology in an exciting and rewarding course for 21st-century scientists. You can complete your final-year project as a member of one of our research groups or at Hull’s award-winning submarium, The Deep. Placements in industry or in schools provide you with career insights. Optional subsidised dive training and field trips in the UK provide a wider perspective of the animal kingdom.
Specialisation is a major feature of our programme, allowing you to choose a zoological area tailored to your career goals such as conservation biology, animal behaviour, evolutionary genetics
or physiology. Your learning experience is underpinned by research active academics, hands-on experience of modern lab and field research techniques, excellent facilities and a supportive setting. Zoology teaching at Hull has earned an outstanding reputation; our staff received a 100% rating for being 'good at explaining things' in the National Student Survey 2014.
In your first year, you will study key concepts and learn key skills through modules including Biodiversity • Ecology • Evolution • Cell Biology • Genetics and Skills for Biological Sciences.
The second year includes the core modules Professional and Research Skills for Biologists • Evolutionary Ecology • Physiology of Animals as well as a choice of modules for your specialisation such as Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Behavioural Ecology, or Biology of the Cell.
Your final year includes a research project which you can complete as a member of one of the faculty's research groups or at Hull's award winning submarium, The Deep. You will also study from a range of advanced modules which include Sensory Physiology • Fisheries and Conservation • The Biological Impacts of Man.