Zoology is the science of animal life, whether it be microscopic or massive, aquatic or terrestrial. Zoologists study animal diversity, evolution, behaviour, anatomy, physiology, and ecology, and develop the scientific and analytical skills demanded in a broad range of professions. Aberystwyth is a great place to study a zoology degree. In the 2017 National Student Survey, we are scored 1st in the UK for Zoology student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). We have passionate teaching staff that conduct research in all areas of zoology, fantastic modern laboratories, microscopy suite, historic specimen collection, and aquarium and wonderful local habitats including coastlines, estuaries, woodlands, and hills, allowing access to species such as red kites, chough, grey seals, bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises. This course is designed to enable you to tailor your studies into areas of particular interest. You will be able to focus either on the whole animal, population and conservation biology, or on more applied aspects of Zoology such as parasitology. There are opportunities to enhance your employability skills by taking your second year through Erasmus + exchange or our International Exchange programme which covers countries such as North America and Australia to name a few; or you can take a year in employment between your second and third years. Upon graduating you will be qualified for career-paths specifically related to zoology. In addition, your zoology degree will have taught you a broad range of skills such as observation, research, analysis and reflection which are demanded by employers in a variety of graduate professions. The skills gained include: - An in depth understanding of zoology and zoology related disciplines, including animal behaviour, physiology, phylogeny, species conservation, ecology etc; - A range of field and laboratory techniques used by zoology professionals; - The ability to formulate hypotheses, design statistically valid experiments, undertake data collection, data analysis and critically interpret results; - The ability to communicate effectively and coherently in written and oral form using citations ensuring academic integrity; - An appreciation of ethical working practices; - The ability to work as part of a team and independently; - A variety of skills for independent lifelong working including time management, organisation, knowledge transfer etc. The University participates in the Year in Employment Scheme (YES) and IBERS students have successfully gained placements with a number of employers including West Midlands Safari Park and Chester Zoo.