The MSci Zoology with Professional studies enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of:
Concepts and theories from the molecular and cellular levels through to the whole-organism.
The principles and study of animals from the molecular to the community level.
Practical laboratory skills to investigate and manipulate biological material including relevant physical, chemical and biological measurements and their application in a research project.
Collation, quantitative analysis and interpretation of experimental data, including problem-solving.
Communication and application of knowledge on the biological sciences.
The use of computers for data management and presentation.
Intellectual, personal and team skills for employment and further study
How to carry out Masters level research.
Zoology Degree highlights
Zoologists at QUB have the opportunity to avail of the strong international links with Universities in South Africa, America and Canada
- Zoologists at QUB have the opportunity to avail of the strong international links with Universities in South Africa, America and Canada. In addition there is the opportunity to volunteer or carry out projects at many international sites including the elephant sanctuary in Thailand, as well as many other countries.
- The most generally appropriate professional body for graduate biologists is the Society of Biology, the leading professional body representing practising scientists, students at all levels and professionals in academia, industry and education.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- Jonathan Scott - Conservationist, award winning wildlife photographer, author and big cat specialist
- Work placements on these programmes provide students with the opportunity to utilise the practical skills gained during the teaching of their degree and apply these in a work environment. Past students have gained work placement within organisations such as Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Castle Espie, National Trust, North Atlantic Whale Foundation, Ulster Wildlife Trust, Health Service, and many more.
Kerri McCrea Manager & Co-Founder of Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand and Queen's Zoology graduate.
Graduates are qualified to take up both scientific and non-scientific careers. These positions encompass areas of innovative research and development of new products, advisory and consultancy work, particularly in companies or organisations concerned with animal and plant health, environmental management, pharmaceutical products and biotechnology.
Graduates pursue careers in teaching, nature conservation and laboratory-based posts in biomedical, industrial, pharmaceutical, academic and government institutions as well as in universities and colleges of higher education. The remainder undertake further training in areas such as computing, administration and management or medicine (human or veterinary), developing their skills from a sound scientific background. Further training also helps them to find employment in a variety of non-biological careers , including public service administration, industrial management, accountancy and computing.
Employers are looking for graduates with generic skills of communication, problem-solving, data analysis, social skills, a range of interests and a record of success. We believe that a degree in Zoology will help our students to develop these skills. For further information on careers see the Institute of Biology website.
The School of Biological Sciences employs a dedicated careers adviser who has developed an extensive portfolio of employers, both nationally and internationally, within the science sector. Advice is also provided on CV preparation, interview techniques and securing summer work or longer placements.
Our past students have also gained work placement with organisations such as:
•Northern Ireland Water Ltd
•North Atlantic Whale Foundation
•Norbrook Laboratories Ltd
•The Almac Group
Many students complete higher degrees, either in the UK or overseas, before embarking on a career in medical, agricultural and environmental research. Students can choose from a wide range of Master's programmes at Queen's, as well as a comprehensive list of research topics.
Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Prizes and Awards
Prof. William Campbell, Zoologist born in Ulster and recent recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine
Could you be the next Nobel Prize winning Zoologist?
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.