Master of Science Programs in Zoology

Compare 3 MScs in Zoology

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Completing a master’s degree might put a person in a position for more financial and work incentives. While pursuing a program at this level, students may spend two to four years gaining more advanced knowledge in a specific field through advanced coursework, hands-on experience and in-depth research.

What is an MSc in Zoology? This degree option may require students to complete an array of classes to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the field. Courses a person might encounter could include ecological applications and theories, tissue function, structure and chemistry, genetic engineering and genetics and comparative animal physiology. Students may also study parasites and immunity, cell and receptor biology, evolution and animal behavior, biodiversity and taxonomy and neuroscience and endocrinology. Classes might include both lecture and laboratory requirements for students to complete.

Earning a Master of Science in Zoology can help someone to better develop his or her ability to think critically, allowing efficient problem-solving in the workplace. Skills such as improved communication and a higher level of work ethic could also be adopted and translated to personal projects and a work environment.

Multiple universities offer an MSc in Zoology, and people may find opportunities all over the world. How much the degree costs ultimately depends on the fees and tuition requirements of the college a person chooses to attend.

Zoology is a field that evolves often, so those up-to-date on the latest education and information may be in high demand. There are a number of job titles a person might seek out after getting an education in this field. Some examples include ecologist, field trials officer, nature conservation officer, research scientist, environmental consultant, marine scientist and zoologist. Some people might consider the business side of the industry with jobs such as zoo manager or director.

The first step in earning a master’s degree in this discipline is to find a school that best meets your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Science in Biology: Concentration in Zoology and Animal Physiology

Pavol Jozef Safarik University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Slovakia Košice

Graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of living systems at the different organization levels (molecule, cell, organism, population, and ecosystem). [+]

Graduate will be able independently to solve research problems in biology and biology applications. He or she will have knowledge and experience in research methods of living systems at the different organization levels (molecule, cell, organism, population, and ecosystem).

Graduates will be knowledgeable in the basic biological disciplines (genetics, molecular biology, plant and animal physiology, cytology, immunology, microbiology, etiology, botany, zoology, human biology, ecology etc.). In addition, they will have knowledge in several chemistry disciplines and multidisciplinary sciences such as biophysics, biochemistry and bioinformatics. Further they will possess deep theoretical knowledge in wide range of physiology and zoology disciplines. Graduates will master methodology and experimental practices in its major, which he or she can apply in either future employment or in the 3rd degree of higher education, i.e. Ph.D. programme. Graduates will be able to participate in teaching of biology disciplines at the higher education level. ... [-]


MSc in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Zoology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Zoology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Zoology minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Zoology consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]


MSc in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Linköping

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology. [+]

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology.

Students gain a good working knowledge of the programme’s central issues, such as the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, and conservation biology. The programme is taught in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, one of the largest and most highly renowned zoos in Sweden. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists.... [-]