The University of Reading’s Zoology undergraduate 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.
Students are encouraged to do voluntary work in the museum, plan public events and develop their taxonomic skills using museum specimens. All zoology students take a special module called Animal Diversity which leans heavily on the Cole Museum and which aims to ensure that our graduates have a broad knowledge of animal taxonomy.
Zoology students have the opportunity to use Cole Museum specimens in their final undergraduate projects, and past students have recently completed research on big cat skull morphology and shell collections amongst many other projects.