Animals, from the largest mammals to the smallest insect, impact on human life in so many ways: as companions, food, inspiration, and working partners. They both enhance and threaten our existence. Understanding them and their communities gives an insight into both human and animal life and how they can be sustained in the face of global challenges, from climate change to food security.
Professor Simon Leather
This is the only zoology degree in the UK that allows you to specialise in entomology, in which Harper Adams is at the forefront of education and research. You can choose to study pure applied zoology or specialise in entomology or conservation. As a zoologist you will help to maintain the biodiversity that could be crucial to our survival.
Zoologists study animals' physiology, behaviour, and how they interact with other species and their environments, in order to preserve important habitats and manage wildlife's adaptations to climate change. They work to protect endangered species and wildlife from the dangers of habitat loss, disease, invasive species, and climate change, and to protect and learn more about human life in the process.
You will study a wide range of modules and species, from farm livestock to companion animals and exotics, to wildlife and insects, with a strong emphasis on field and laboratory work - both skills in demand by employers.
You will be taught by animal scientists, entomologists, conservationists, environmental specialists, veterinarians and many more highly experienced staff.
Learning extends beyond the classroom. There will be lots of applied work in our extensive laboratories, on our commercial farm on-campus, in our Companion Animal House, on field trips and during placement.