Biological Sciences (Zoology)

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years, 4 years sandwich

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


Are you fascinated by animals? Our BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology) is a degree that explores the biology of animals.

You’ll study topics such as:

  • evolution
  • genetics
  • development
  • morphology
  • behaviour
  • molecular biology
  • developmental biology
  • bioinformatics
  • neurobiology
  • ecology
  • conservation

Oxford Brookes has a reputation for outstanding research work. Oxford area is an important centre for the bioscience industry. World class research centres like the Nuffield and Churchill hospitals are on our doorstep.

This course equips you to work with data from molecular lab techniques. You’ll handle and analyse genomes. You’ll develop the skills bioscientists need for this new era of genomics and big data.

This degree provides you with the flexibility to tailor the course to suit you. You can choose modules within the course to focus on animals, humans or cells.

The Oxford Brookes Student Bio-innovation Hub is an initiative to enhance engagement with the Life Sciences industry. Improve your employability with active engagement in the local bioscience sector.

Specific entry requirements

A Level: Including one A Level or a comparable Level 3 qualification in a science subject (e.g. Physical Education, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology).

If you do not have a background in science, we encourage you to consider our Life Sciences foundation year taught at Abingdon and Witney College.