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A Guide to Zoology & Wildlife Sciences Degrees Abroad

Earning a degree abroad in zoology and wildlife sciences will allow you to intensely explore the field, in a way that is bent toward the understanding and preservation of natural ecosystems in a location that offers a diverse and exotic environment for learning outside the classroom. Whether your interests lie in the tropics of Central America, plains of Africa, or outback of Australia, pursuing a wildlife or zoology degree abroad can be the first step toward understanding the wonderful diversity of life that sprawls the Earth.


Most universities around the world, especially in tropical locations or countries that have large populations of wildlife, offer zoology or wildlife science courses and degree programs. However, there are some important things to consider when deciding where to complete your zoology or wildlife science degree abroad, such as the prestige of the educational institution, the quality of your specific department of interest at the university, and the locational opportunities.

When studying zoology and wildlife sciences, the last point is arguably the most important, since the field is heavily based on research and therefore, so will your degree; the local context and natural environment available will fundamentally shape the scope of your zoology or wildlife science degree abroad. All individuals interested in earning a zoology or wildlife science degree abroad should pursue programs in countries that offer a rich diversity of plant and animal life, which also have countless opportunities to observe, research, and analyze all forms of wildlife.

Why not start with the handful of countries ranked as “megadiverse”? These nations are ideal for the study of wildlife science because each one is considered to possess an extreme amount of biodiversity. The world’s megadiverse nations include, Australia, Brazil, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, and many others. Each of these countries host a number of respectable academic institutions where international students can earn a zoology or wildlife science degree.

However, it is not necessary to earn your degree in wildlife science somewhere with what is considered extreme biological diversity. Since a large part of the university experience is living in a culturally stimulating environment that will inspire you in your field of interest, there are still many big cities all over the world that offer incredible opportunities to study zoology and wildlife sciences. You do not have to spend every day in the wild to earn a zoology degree abroad; there are prestigious universities located in major cities across the world that can offer you an equally fulfilling education in the field too. After all, Darwin studied at Cambridge.

Zoology Degrees Abroad

Zoology and wildlife sciences is a large and interdisciplinary field of study which means students can take courses in a variety of subject matters while earning a zoology degree abroad. Evolutionary biology, animal physiology, comparative anatomy, behavioral ecology, wildlife conservation, and ethology are all areas of academic focus which you can sample before deciding which area you wish to specialize in. It is important to gain a wide-spanning perspective of the field of zoology and wildlife sciences before honing in on one focus, and most undergraduate universities will structure their degree programs to do so.

Most zoology and wildlife science degree programs will also require you to partake in a combination of laboratory study and field research to supplement your classroom studies. This will give you practical exposure to the hands-on work which is common in professional or postgraduate careers in the field. Location comes back into play as an important factor in choosing where you want to pursue a degree abroad in terms of research and lab opportunities; if you are especially interested in the tropical rainforests of Brazil, then by all means study at a Brazilian university that will give you the opportunity to engage with the latter environment in your coursework! Odds are you will be able to write a senior thesis as well, which will make fieldwork even more important and relevant to your degree.


College is an impactful experience for everyone, but pursuing a full time degree abroad can make your formative years even more life changing. Zoology and wildlife sciences is a field which encompasses the broad diversity of life on planet earth, in all its manifestations. Traveling anywhere in the world will help facilitate an appreciation of this natural science, which may not be realized staying grounded in a university in your home country. Whether you are studying in a tropical area of tremendous ecological diversity or pursuing your zoology and wildlife science degree abroad in a bustling international city, earning a degree abroad will start you down a path toward true understanding of the diversity of life.

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Study Abroad at Bangor University in Wales, UK

Many students choose to study at Bangor University, North Wales as visiting study abroad scheme students. Every year, well over 100 students from North, Central and South America, Asia and mainland Europe undertake a semester or a whole year at Bangor and transfer the credits achieved to the home University. This means that students who are taking a degree course at another university can vi...


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TEAN: Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in New Zealand

For those wanting to study abroad beyond a semester, TEAN can assist you in finding a program in New Zealand to earn your Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or PhD. Our services are free to you. We do not charge you for the work we do on your behalf. By utilizing TEAN's services you are saving money on international postage, phone calls and more. TEAN is an official representative of the be...


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Study Abroad in London at the University of Roehampton

The University of Roehampton offers students the opportunity to live and learn on a close-knit collegiate campus just a stone's throw away from the sights and sounds of the capital city. Students can really experience the 'best of both worlds' at London’s only parkland campus. You will study for one semester or a full year alongside Roehampton students from over 130 countries worldwide. Guar...


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University of Otago

Enroll in a Zoology and Wildlife Sciences degree program at the University of Otago in New Zealand. The university offers an incredible academic experience for international students, who can either stay with a local family or in a dormitory with local students. Enjoy outdoor tours and hikes, and live in a country known as the adventure capital of the world.


Stint Ireland

Earn a post-graduate degree in Zoology through Stint Ireland. Students are enrolled in one of the top universities in Ireland. The organization works with the students' university to provide them with course offerings that best match their major and planned time frame.


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Conservation & Wildlife Biology in Australia

Animal and plant extinction rates have been rising on our plant. Through Murdoch Universitys Conversation and Wildlife Biology Program in Australia individuals will develop the skills needed to confront this issues facing biologist today. Participants will develop tools which will help them become policy-makers or resource managers and hypothesize ideas to maintain species diversities of our d...


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Study a Full Degree at Deakin University in Australia

Earn a degree at a top-ranked university while expanding your horizons and opportunities through an international study experience! Whether you’re pursuing an undergraduate degree or a PhD, Deakin University has a wide range of study options awaiting international students. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, all taught in world-class facilities and informed by the latest resea...


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Cappex: American Scholarships

Cappex partners with universities in the U.S.A. to recruit international students and offer them guaranteed scholarships if accepted. Come to AmericanScholarships to get your scholarship matches and apply to multiple universities with a single, free online application. Cappex is the U.S.A. leader in helping students find the right college, apply for admission and discover scholarships. C...


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Study Full Time Degrees in England with Across The Pond

Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...


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James Cook University

James Cook University offers undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Zoology and Wildlife Sciences. Attend lectures from experienced teaching staff while gaining practical experience in these fields. Program provides students with exceptional facilities for learning.