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RZSS Education

Advanced Higher biology projects

Advanced higher biology projects

Are you studying Advanced Higher Biology?

Did you know that you can apply to complete your investigation at Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park?


Students can come to conduct a behavioural research study on some of our endangered species at Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park (please note this does not involve any ‘hands on’ experience).


Students can apply for a place by completing the application form below and sending it to: Advanced Higher Investigations, Education Centre, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, EH12 6TS or email to

If successful in applying, students will attend a one day induction that will teach them the basics of studying animal behaviour and how to go about starting their Advanced Higher Investigation at the zoo/park. The student’s biology teacher is also welcome and encouraged to attend where possible.


Our 2019/20 induction will take place in September 2019. 


The cost is £25 which gives the student a research pass, enabling them to come into the Zoo/Park as many times as their project requires.

Application form

Applications for the 2019/20 academic year are now open. To apply complete the application form and return it to before the application deadline of 16th September 2019.

*Please note: student places are popular but limited so please do take time to complete your application form.


If you have queries regarding this please contact RZSS Education,

or 0131 314 0330.