You care deeply about the natural world, and know that you have the strength and compassion to help shape its future. At ARU, we'll prepare you for careers in animal behaviour, zoology, conservation or marine biology. With many of our courses, you’ll gain hands-on experience on field trips and placements.
Why do animals behave the way they do – and how can you use this knowledge to manage, conserve and protect species? Find out on the UK’s longest-established animal behaviour degree. Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, our Cambridge-based course offers an integrated, scientific approach, with hands-on lab experience, field trips in Europe and Uganda, and an optional placement year. You could make the difference between future generations seeing species live or reading about them in history books.
Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on this Cambridge-based course. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe and have opportunities for viewing wildlife and ecology in Africa and marine biology/diving overseas. With Cambridge becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.
Gain 1,800 hours placement in a vets’ practice while learning practical skills at University Centre West Anglia. This three-year foundation degree offers lots of hands-on contact with animals so you can learn to provide the treatment and preventative care needed to become a registered veterinary nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Our four-year honours degree offers 1,800 hours on placement. Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), it will give you expert nursing care skills and experience needed to register as a veterinary nurse when you graduate.
From world-class zoos to wildlife in Africa, you’ll explore and understand the lives of animals on this Cambridge-based course. Take part in cutting-edge research in our specialist labs, closely linked to Cambridge University, and study animal behaviour in marine and terrestrial systems in the field. Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, this course offers an optional placement year, giving you both the scientific training and practical skills for a career in zoos, wildlife conservation or environmental consultancy.