Biochemistry at Lancaster University

Zoology Degrees

Zoology is a science dedicated to the study of animal life, and our degree provides a range of modules covering the different elements from animal behaviour to cellular processes and physiology, and from taxonomy and the diversity of animal life to evolution.

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Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts, Programme Director

"Bringing in our new Zoology degrees is an exciting new development for us. Applicants have always shown an interest in the possibility to study zoology, but it's only recently that we've had the right staff in place to be able to offer the right range of modules for us to offer a full Zoology degree. We now offer modules that span fundamental animal biologies, such as Vertebrate Biology and Neurobiology, to studies of animals in their natural environments, including our fantastic Tropical Biology and Conservation field course in Kenya.

"As well as the standard BSc Zoology scheme, we also offer a Study Abroad variant and a Placement Year degree, each of which offer different ways to develop your experience and skill set.

"Our hope is that introducing these new schemes will feed the growing momentum in the area of Zoology in Lancaster, allowing us to recruit new staff and enhancing both our Zoology research and teaching."

Beyond the labs

We take advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences in addition to opportunities to travel the world with residential overseas field trips.

  • Spain

    Home to over 1,500 species of plants, 400 species of birds and 50 terrestrial mammals, Doñana National Park is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in Europe.

  • Kenya

    Based in the beautiful Rift Valley, you'll explore the staggering biodiversity of local aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, at the same time considering how best to monitor and protect it.

  • Scotland

    The ecology field course to Mull provides a chance to experience some amazing landscapes, from mountains to coasts and to learn about the ecology of key plant and animal species.


A degree in Bioscience can enable you to specialise in a given area, but because we embed a range of transferable skills into the curriculum you are not limited purely to science-based careers. You can pursue a wide range of careers with our bioscience degrees, from biomedical science to research or from pharmacology to business.

Examples of the types of careers pursued by our Biosciences graduates include:

Biomedical Scientist Nature Conservation Officer University Lecturer
Biotechnologist Soil Scientist School Teacher
Microbiologist Crop Scientist Molecular Geneticist
Ecological Consultant Forensic Scientist Reserve Manager
Pharmaceutical Scientist Research Ecologist Food Technologist

Whatever your career aspirations may be, or even if you're still not quite sure, we're here to support you to reach your goals. You will undertake a module in employability skills, giving you excellent preparation for applying to graduate-level jobs and graduate scheme, and our dedicated Careers Service is here to assist you every step of the way. From helping you make a lasting impression with your CV to ensuring you are well prepared for interviews and assessment centres, they are able to offer you tailored and personalised support. What's more, they offer lifelong careers support to our graduates so, if you need us, we will always be here to help.

Every aspect of learning

Our academics are leaders in their fields of research and deliver enthusiastic and engaging teaching through a range of methods.