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The BSc (Hons) degree is a one year programme taken after the completion of a BSc. If you think you might wish to do a BSc (Hons) you must complete the prerequisites listed below during your BSc programme. All students should have a confirmed supervisor before applying for postgraduate courses. Applications for entry to this course should reach the Administrator, Division of Sciences, by 10 December for the following year.

If you are doing a double major you will complete 8, 300-level papers (4 in each subject). Your Zoology 300-level papers should include ZOOL316. This can lead onto a combined Honours degree.

Why take a BSc(Hons) degree?

Most of our PhD candidates were previously Honours students and the BSc (Hons) can be viewed as a fast-track programme for academically-able students who aspire to a PhD degree or MSc by thesis only. Others who do not wish to study for more than four years may take the BSc (Hons) degree simply to provide a stronger qualification that enhances their prospects of a career in Zoology. Many students, however, who wish to continue their studies choose instead the ordinary three year BSc followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management, Natural History Film-making or Environmental Science, or an MSc by papers and thesis.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) in Zoology


At least five 300-level papers including:
ZOOL 316 Biological Data Analysis and Computing
Two of ZOOL 313ZOOL 314ZOOL 315ZOOL 318ZOOL 319GENE 312
One further paper from ZOOL 313ZOOL 314ZOOL 315ZOOL 318ZOOL 319, AQFI 352,GENE 312, GENE 314MARI 301MARI 302

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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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