Studying zoology provides you with specialist knowledge in areas such as ethology (the science of animal behaviour), animal biology (particularly physiology, molecular biology and genetics), conservation and ecology.
In addition to this subject-specific knowledge, you will also develop practical experience of modern laboratory and field research techniques, giving you a range of technical skills.
You also gain a strong set of transferable skills, which include:
analytical skills - to understand, interpret and manipulate complex scientific data and statistics;
data-handling skills - to record, collate and analyse data using appropriate techniques and equipment;
written communication skills - to produce reports and write up research projects;
presentation and oral communication skills - to present research findings and make presentations in a clear, succinct way;
project management skills - organising and undertaking research projects, experiments, etc (including budgeting, contingency planning and time management);
a good understanding of information technology;
the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.