Let your love of animals take you into a field that is in high demand throughout New Zealand.
With Massey’s Bachelor of Science (Zoology) you have the chance to learn everything there is to know about animals.
Zoology is the animal science of the natural world. It examines animals on a variety of scales, from biological knowledge at the molecular level to animals as components of systems.
It also includes the study of animal behavior.
As one of the only universities in New Zealand to offer a specialized major in zoology, the university programme is unique.
You’ll learn about land-based animals and environments.
You will also develop a strong foundation including the latest thinking in genetic and physiological processes, animal development, anatomy and behavior.
You’ll explore freshwater and marine systems, and the university wide range of specialty fields including conservation of biodiversity.
From mapping animal migrations to driving conservational change in foreign countries, Massey’s zoology graduates are in high demand all over the world .
A Zoology major offers you a wide range of specializations in interest areas, as well as in mainstream zoology.
The core Zoology qualification looks at animals on a variety of scales.
You will gain skills in a broad range of related sciences including ecology, conservation diversity and evolution.
The most exciting advances in biological knowledge are probably at the molecular level, which the university cover in the second year.
The level of animals as components of systems is covered in the third year.
A key specialty in your study will be the fascinating and practical field of conservation of biodiversity.
This looks at both vertebrates (birds, predators) and invertebrates, and at their impact on New Zealand indigenous plants and animals.
Another interesting area is the study of animal behavior. This specialty also has an applied side.
Note: July start will take 3.5 years to complete.
|Cost of living||1 person||$7,344|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$7,160|
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English Test||English for Academic Purposes 1||English for Academic Purposes 2|
|English Entry||IELTS||5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)||5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)|
|iBT TOEFL||40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)||50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)|
|PTE||38 overall||46 overall|
|EAP1||10 weeks||Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall|
|EAP2||10 weeks||Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall|
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations. However, there is some expected background knowledge.
The following pathways will get you prepared to study this major. If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Biology (or equivalent) take the following course first:
This course is available in the summer semester and will count towards credits in your degree.
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