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.
Why do animals behave the way they do? Find out on our Cambridge-based Animal Behaviour course, recognised by the Society of Biology. Take a work placement that will open up wide-ranging careers in wildlife settings, zoo education and beyond. Gain the skills you’ll need to investigate animals in their natural habitats and learn about important discoveries that contribute to conservation efforts.
Learn how and why animals behave the way they do and gain the skills you will need to contribute to important discoveries. Our four-year course includes a foundation year when you will build up your scientific skills, before moving onto our BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour.
If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our Royal Society of Biology-recognised course will give you the skills to make a difference. Explore diverse ecosystems in our labs and on international field trips, while studying in a world-renowned centre for wildlife conservation. This course has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry.
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.
Our four-year honours degree, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), will give you expert nursing care skills and experience needed to register as a veterinary nurse when you graduate. Led by The College of West Anglia (CWA), this unique course offers 1800 hours placement experience as well as lectures at both CWA and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Gain 1,800 hours placement in a vets’ practice while learning practical skills at The College of West Anglia and scientific theory at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. This three year foundation degree offers lots of hands-on contact with animals so you can learn to provide treatment and preventative care needed to become a registered veterinary nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
Immerse yourself in the lives and behaviour of animals on our Royal Society of Biology-recognised degree. You’ll study in a world-renowned centre of wildlife conservation, and get practical skills in our laboratories that you can apply on a range of field trips in the UK and abroad. This course has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry.
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).