You care deeply about the natural world, and know that you have the strength and compassion to help shape its future in a positive way.
At ARU, we will nurture your potential, preparing you for challenging careers in areas like animal behaviour, zoology, conservation or marine biology. With many of our courses, you’ll gain hands-on experience on field trips and placements.
Join the longest-established animal behaviour degree in the UK. Explore why animals behave the way they do, and how you can use this knowledge to manage, conserve and protect species. Get hands-on experience in our labs, and on field trips in the UK, Europe and Africa. Based in Cambridge, our course is accredited by the Society of Biology and offers an optional placement year. Graduate ready for a career in animal management, behaviour, conservation, environmental consultancy and more.
If you’re passionate about protecting our oceans, our full-time degree will prepare you for a career in marine biology, ecology or conservation. Study in Cambridge and on field trips in the UK, Europe and Africa. There's also the option to take a placement year. Our course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, so you can be sure you’ll gain a thorough understanding of marine environments - and the skills to make a difference.
If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our four-year marine biology course will give you the skills you need to make a difference. Use the foundation year to build your scientific knowledge, then progress onto our BSc (Hons) degree course which is recognised by the Society of Biology.
Explore and understand the lives of animals with our Zoology degree. Study in specialist labs in Cambridge, and get practical experience on field trips in the UK, Europe and Africa. There’s also the option to take a placement year. Our course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, so you’ll gain thorough scientific training – and the skills for a career in zoos, environmental consultancy, fieldwork and research, or wildlife conservation.
Our four-year Society of Biology-recognised course is ideal if you don’t have the qualifications for our BSc (Hons) in Zoology. The foundation year gives you a really good grounding in science, and then you’ll join our BSc course. After that, the world’s your oyster (or zebra, lynx or yak).