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Zoology Modules

Zoology, the study of animals and their interaction with their environment, will focus on the core subjects including the biology and function of major groups of animals, evolutionary genetics, ecology, comparative cell biology and developmental studies.

A wide range of options are available from behavioural ecology, to vertebrate paleontology. Practical teaching will involve the Grant Museum’s historical anatomical collections, London Zoo, and UCLs molecular laboratories, while those wishing to gain field experience have the opportunity to go to Spain and/or the Lake District to gain hands on experimental and observation skills. Students on this degree often have a keen interest in ecology, conservation and biodiversity.

BSc and MSci Zoology Year 2

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0008Fundamentals of Molecular Biology15
 BIOL0012Animal Biodiversity15
 BIOL0013The Biology of Development15
 BIOL0014Fundamentals of Ecology15
 BIOL0015Second Year Core SkillsPass/fail
 BIOL0011Evolutionary Genetics15
    
OptionalBIOL0029Computational Biology15
Min: 30, Max: 45BIOL0028Field module in Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics15
 BIOL0007Introduction to Field Ecology15
 BIOL0030Energy and Evolution15
 BIOL0051Practical Experimental Evolution15
 BIOL0052Comparative Cell Biology15
 ANAT0002Developmental Neurobiology15
 GEOG0019Geomorphology15
 GEOG0022Environment and Society15
 GEOL0009Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution15
 INIM0007Infection15
 PHOL0003Animal and Human Physiology: Integrative Physiology15
    
ElectiveAny level 5 moduleAny level 5 module available at UCL.15
Min: 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

BSc Zoology Year 3

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0018Advanced Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
Select one projectBIOL0019Advanced Research Project in Biological Sciences45
 BIOL0056Grand Challenges Research Project in Biological Sciences30
    
OptionalANTH0060Primate Behaviour and Ecology15
Min: 60, Max: 90BIOC0015Molecular Mechanisms in Human Disease and Biotechnology15
 BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 BIOL0022Biology of Ageing15
 BIOL0025Regulatory Genomics and Evolution15
 BIOL0028Field module in ecological and evolutionary genetics15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 CELL0001Mechanisms of Development15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)30
 CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time15
 GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns A15
 PSYC0036Genes and Behaviour15
 BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene15
    
ElectiveAny level 6 moduleAny level 6 module available at UCL.15
Min: 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

MSci Zoology Year 3

 
SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0044MSci Investigative Project in Biological Sciences30
    
Optional
 
ANTH0060Primate Behaviour and Ecology15

Min: 75, Max: 90

BIOC0015

Molecular Mechanisms in Human Disease and Biotechnology15
 BIOL0020Sex, Genes and Evolution15
 BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0022Biology of Ageing15
 BIOL0025

Regulatory Genomics and Evolution

15
 BIOL0035Vertebrate Life and Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOL0048Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene15
 CELL0001Mechanisms of Development15
 CELL0002Mechanisms of Development (Extended)30
 CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time15
 GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns A15
    

Elective

Any level 6 moduleAny level 6 module available at UCL15
Min: 0, Max: 15LanguageA 15-credit language module at an appropriate level for the student (assessed by CLIE)15

 

MSci Zoology Year 4

SelectionModuleTitleCredit
CompulsoryBIOL0041MSci Extended Research Project in Biological Sciences90
    
Elective
Students will need to choose minimum of 15 and maximum of 45 credits
BIOL0032Species Conservation and Biodiversity15
 BIOL0033Molecular Evolution15
 BIOL0042Plant Evolution and Ecology15
 BIOL0050Advanced Computational Biology15
 BIOS0002Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research15
 BIOS0021Science Communications for Biologists15
 CELL0001Mechanisms of Development15
 CELL0004Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time15
 ANTH0040Primate Evolution and Environments15
 GEOL0036Advanced Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Studies15
    
Elective Min: 0, Max: 15Any level 7 moduleAny level 7 module available at UCL15