What our students say - Biology and Zoology - University of Derby

Conservation Biology and Ecology

Jake Richardson The tutors are really enthusiastic and friendly. They love what they do and you can see it not only in how they teach you but also in the way they give you advice about your career options.

Ben McIlwaine, BSc (Hons) Zoology

Ben McIlwaine - Zoology

"My internship at SeaLife as part of my Zoology course gave me a broad knowledge of aquatic husbandry, and also how the centre ran in general which was fantastic work experience."

BSc (Hons) Zoology

Read about Ben's internship at the National SeaLife Centre

Ibrahim Fettin, BSc (Hons) Zoology

Ibrahim Fettin Zoology

"The best aspect of conducting my project at the SeaLife centre was the experience and contacts I gained through working with the animal husbandry team, and curator".

BSc (Hons) Zoology

Read about Ibrahim's internship at the National SeaLife Centre

Cristina Plant, graduate

Cristina Plant - Zoology

"Zoology is a fascinating subject to study, combining a rich history of scientific exploration with cutting-edge research that is relevant to all of our lives. The University of Derby Zoology course did not disappoint and I found the lecturers to be very friendly and supportive. University is what you make of it - with enthusiasm and dedication it can open up endless exciting opportunities."

BSc (Hons) Zoology

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Peter Cowley, MSc Conservation Biology

MSc Conservation Biology

"MSc Conservation Biology was perfect for me because it offered a combination of modules incorporating academic, vocational and practical skills, as well as providing a valuable background of environmental law and legislation. I chose the course specifically to kick-start a career change, although it offered a natural progression of my interests and experience in biology and life sciences."

MSc Conservation Biology

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Eleanor Hindle, BSc (Hons) Biology

"The biology degree programme at Derby University is engaging and inspiring with enthusiastic and supportive teaching staff. The wide range of subject area covered in the biology course has given me the skills required to access a wide range of career pathways."

Louise Needham, BSc (Hons) Biology

"Coming to Derby was an easy choice to make and the reviews I had heard about the science department were excellent. The course so far had given me a breadth of knowledge in areas such as genetics, ecology and human biology, and I am excited to carry out my Independent Study project on the 'threat of biological organisms in war'. I am hoping to apply for a Masters degree once I graduate. Although I would not be able to study this at Derby I know that the staff have given me the knowledge and qualifications to follow my new career path and hopefully gain a job in research."

Danielle Clewley, BSc (Hons) Zoology

"I'm really enjoying my time at Derby University on the Zoology course. The course material is really interesting and the lecturers are great and always willing to help."

David Gee, MSc Conservation Biology

"Studying at Derby has allowed me to really focus on my area of science because the teaching staff understand that it's the passion for our subject drives us forward."

Kathryn Jeffs, graduate

"I have always had a passion for communicating and I have fond memories of the University of Derby where I was surrounded with students with the same passions. I chose science because I wanted to engage with the world and explore wild life and acquire fact based knowledge. My course was niche at the University of Derby which enabled me to be a stronger candidate amongst my peer competitors. I started at the BBC as a researcher speaking to scientists who are the life-blood of any wildlife programme. I was working in the Natural History Unit at the BBC in Bristol. I then went on to work in the field and spent four years working on Frozen Planet, which took 7,000 crew hours to shoot in the Antarctic with the temperature plummeting to -50 degrees at times."