The fascinating world of zoology awaits you at Reading. The School of Biological Sciences offers a dedicated zoology degree where you can focus on animals from day one.
"Choosing to do Zoology at Reading was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I definitely left loving the subject even more than when I started."
What will you learn in Zoology?
The University of Reading's zoology degree offers a thorough grounding in modern zoology, concentrating on animal identification, behaviour, ecology and evolution. The course balances lectures, practicals, and field work with independent study, and is taught by passionate and enthusiastic leaders in the field.
Gain valuable experience
You can obtain valuable experience during your degree, boost your employability and develop hands-on skills for the real world by taking a summer or full year placement as part of your degree. A wide range of workplaces host our zoology students.
Find your career
Zoologists work in organisations ranging from conservation charities and environmental consultancies to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The transferable skills zoologists develop are also valuable in a wide range of alternative careers.
94% of leavers were in work and/or study 15 months after the end of their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18; First Degree responders from Zoology).
You will have the opportunity to observe and research animals in the field as part of your degree.
The School of Biological Sciences has a full suite of new labs and is home to the Cole Museum of Zoology. Furthermore, we are situated on the beautiful Whiteknights campus, which boasts a lake, woodland, botanical gardens and meadows, all teeming with life. In both facilities and location, this is an excellent place to study Zoology.