Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

Queen Mary has a long record of research achievement in understanding the structure, physiology, distribution and behaviour of animals ' from microscopic creatures to turtles, seals, whales and dolphins. As a zoology student, you will receive a thorough grounding in vertebrate and invertebrate biology. To complement this, we offer modules in physiology, behaviour, evolution and neurobiology. Modules in molecular and population genetics, ecology, statistics and immunology are also available. There is a strong emphasis on fieldwork, with compulsory and optional modules taking students to Borneo to study tropical ecology, and to coasts of Britain to study marine life.

Course Modules

Year 1: Cell dynamics; essential skills for biologists; functional design of plants and animals. Year 2: Animal physiology; evolutionary genetics; marine and freshwater invertebrates; fish biology; statistical methods in biology. Year 3: Behavioural ecology; turtles; seals; whales and dolphins; integrative studies in biological sciences; mammals and evolution; parasites and infectious disease.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAACC
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade