The Department of Zoology and Entomology offers modules towards three Bachelor of Science programmes (Ecology, Entomology and Zoology) and two majors (Entomology and Zoology). The first and second year of each programme is similar, with students taking a broad range of modules to build a strong backgroud in the natural sciences. In the third year, students begin to specialise in their respective fields. All of our undergraduate modules include a balance of theoretical and practical work to provide our graduates with relevant knowledge and skills.
NOTE: While modules comprising programmes and majors are prescribed in the yearbook, some modules may be substituted for academic reasons following personalised advice from academic staff within the Department and the approval of the Head of Department where the university timetable permits.
For advice on undergraduate programme and module choices, and career prospects, contact the Departmental Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Dr Heike Lutermann.
BSc in Ecology
This programme is for students who want to understand how animals and plants interact with each other and the natural and human environment. In addition to modules on animals, students take a number of modules on plant diversity and ecology in the third year.
BSc in Entomology
This programme is for students with a fascination for insects, wanting to control insect pests of agriculture, forestry, and households, wishing to reduce transmission of vector-borne diseases, or want to become forensic entomologists, quarantine officials, or environmental consultants and managers. There is a focus on insect diversity and management, in addition to ecology, evolution, and physiology.
BSc with a major in Entomology
A major in Entomology comprises 72 credits at third year level. The modules counting towards an Entomology major must include ZEN 355 Insect diversity and ZEN 365 Applied entomology. The other two modules vary depending on whether a second major is taken in Biochemistry, Genetics or Plant Science, which are the only second majors currently accommodated by the University timetable.
BSc in Zoology
This programme is ideal for students with a passion for the biology, diversity, and conservation of wild animals. Students cover topics including physiology, behaviour, diversity and evolution, population and community ecology, and animal conservation in the face of human disturbance and exploitation.
BSc with a major in Zoology
A major in Zoology comprises 72 credits in ZEN modules at third year level. The modules counting towards a Zoology major vary depending on whether a second major is taken in Biochemistry, Genetics or Plant Science, which are the only second majors currently accommodated by the University timetable.