• Question: Hey! I really like zoology, do you have to take triple science to do it? Also, how do you get into working in zoology? Anna?

    Asked by Anna to Joanna on 21 Sep 2016.
    • Photo: Joanna Bagniewska

      Joanna Bagniewska answered on 21 Sep 2016:

      Hi Anna,
      That’s a tricky question – I didn’t go to school in the UK, so I’m not entirely sure about the GCSE requirements… For A-levels I’d say you need one or two sciences, but maybe ask your guidance counsellor about this?
      I did my undergraduate degree in biology, and then I realised I’d prefer to study only the animals – I chose projects about animals, rather than, say, cells or tissues, I did a lot of work experiences, then I went on to do my Master’s and doctorate – and at that stage I specialised in zoology. Still, there are people who study zoology already at an undergraduate level. I’d say the key is work experience, volunteering and gaining practical skills – this will give you competitive advantage over others.