Pretty easy, overall.
Zoology courses provide you with specific scientific knowledge, like the mechanisms of cellular respiration, and they can also teach you several useful skills. Zoology courses range from general science classes covering the basics of biology, to specific aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology. Students should expect to develop quantitative reasoning, project management and communication skills
Entomology Insects Herpetology Amphibians and reptiles Ichthyology Fish Invertebrate Zoology Animals without backbones Malacology Mollusks Mammalogy Mammals Ornithology Birds Primatology Primates
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Advice for students:
The first year for all students in the faculty of life sciences is relatively similar. Students cover a wide range of topics, varying from molecular biology through to biodiversity and conservation. Although not all of these modules will initially be of interest, this provides everyone with a broad baseline knowledge which can be built upon and specialised throughout the later years. As a general rule, the majority of budding zoologists tend to hate anything to do with genetics and we would rather focus on animal behaviour, but unfortunately for us they come as a pair. We are entering an exciting age of genomics where virtually anything is possible, so an understanding of all the scary molecular stuff is essential. Away from the taught lectures, the zoology course has a very strong emphasis on practical work throughout the entire degree; both field and lab based. This for me was what made Manchester really stand out.