UndergraduateZoology (Integrated BSc and MSc)

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  • You will complete the three-year Zoology BSc with a final year of training in Masters-level scientific skills. 
  • You will be taught by eminent experts in their fields, guiding you in learning zoological techniques and building your knowledge.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with animals across the taxonomic spectrum, from microbes to man and beyond.
  • Get first- hand experience out in the field, both at home and abroad, studying carnivorous plants, slippery eels, and South African 'big game' animals.


You will unlock the secrets of the animal kingdom, learn how animals survive in the wild, and how important they are to our planet’s ecosystems. This four year degree integrates a three-year Zoology degree with a final year of training in Masters-level scientific skills.

You will study the evolution, anatomy, physiology, behaviour and ecology of animals, along with how to care for and conserve them. You’ll gain an understanding of modern biology in all its forms from conservation management to palaeoanthropology to molecular biology.

Throughout your time at Roehampton, you’ll be supported by a welcoming and diverse community of staff and students in high-quality facilities on a beautiful parkland campus. You'll have access to our excellent facilities and modern laboratories, along with the opportunity to conduct field work both locally and overseas.

We offer innovative modules such as ‘Biodiversity’ where you will learn about the key aspects of evolution in animals, ‘Comparative Biology’ where you will gain as strong foundation in the evolutionary history, physiology, and behaviour of vertebrates, and ‘Conservation, People and Wildlife: South African Field Course’ where you’ll learn directly from people living and working in conservation and related fields in South Africa, and study its wildlife first-hand. In the fourth year you will undertake modules in advanced analysis and hot topics in biology, working in small groups where you will be tutored by world experts both from Roehampton and other universities.

We also offer a standard 3-year BSc Zoology Degree.

Here are some examples of the various modules we currently offer:

Year 1

Chemistry of Life
Biometrics: Physiology, Statistics and Maths
Cell Biology
Diversity of Life
Core Skills in Zoology
Introduction to Evolution

Year 2

Required modules:
Biosciences Field Course
Understanding Behaviour
Comparative Zoology
Ecology and Evolution
Biosciences Research Methods

Optional modules (students take one of the following):
Molecular Biology: Theory and Practice
Humans and other Primates

Year 3

Compulsory Module
Biosciences Research Project or Biosciences Independent Study

Optional Modules
Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Conservation Ecology
Aquatic and Invertebrate Biology
Conservation, People and Wildlife: South African Field Course (optional student funded module)
Biological Data Analysis
Palaeoanthropology or Human Osteology and Diversity
Primate Behaviour and Cognition

Year 4 (MZool)

Required Modules:
Current Topics in Biology
MZool Research Project
Research Methods in Biology


Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

With an integrated Master’s degree in Zoology from Roehampton, you will have invaluable, advanced-level skills in evaluating and synthesising suitable for many other career paths. You will be particularly competitive for many biology-based careers from conservation management and consultancy to museum curating and researcher positions.

Specialist facilities available for this course

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.