BSc (Honors) in Zoology

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 22,130 / year

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The Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology covers all aspects of animal life. This broad scientific area plays an important role in modern developments in biotechnology, genetics, animal behavior and physiology, parasitology, and ecology.

Zoology is a core discipline for biological sciences and for earth system and environmental sciences, and is fundamental in applied fields such as environmental biology, pest and disease management , aquaculture and fisheries.

Program description

The BSc (Hons) Zoology degree will provide you with a solid scientific knowledge of animal biology and the skills and qualifications necessary for a career in a wide range of biological disciplines.

Skills include:

  • Data handling
  • Laboratory chemical and biochemical analytical techniques
  • Field techniques for environmental monitoring.

Career options

Our Zoology graduates are well equipped for careers ranging from

field environmental research, conservation and management:

  • Agriculture and pest control
  • Aquaculture and fishing
  • Laboratory-based disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry, pathology, and toxicology.

There are job opportunities in research, management, or consulting positions at universities, government agencies, or private companies. A zoological training is also relevant to other biological disciplines, in industry and in education.

Program structure

Zoology is a wide-ranging area of science that covers all aspects of animal life. It is a core discipline for biological sciences and earth system and environmental sciences, and plays an important role in modern developments in biotechnology, genetics, animal behavior and physiology, parasitology, and ecology. It is also critical in applied fields such as environmental biology, pest and disease management, aquaculture, and fisheries.

  • Cells, biomolecules, genetics and evolution
  • Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Chemistry for Environmental Scientists
  • Applied Earth Systems
  • Environment
  • Introduction to physical geography
  • Introduction to geology
  • Geological evolution of Ireland
  • Calculus for Science
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences 1
  • Plant and animal genetics
  • Practical ecological skills
  • Diversity of vertebrates
  • Invertebrate diversity
  • Practical invertebrate skills
  • Ecological plant physiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Fossils as living organisms
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Practical field ecology (residential field course)
  • Literature review
  • Evolution and Diversity; Biostatistics
  • Advanced vertebrate biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Adaptations to extreme environments
  • Animal behavior

Electives:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Micropaleontology and Palnology;
  • Hostile plants and environments
  • Ecology and hydrology of wetland systems
  • Research project
  • Frontiers in biology
  • Biology research skills
  • Biostatistics
    • Marine Mammal Biology;
    • Landscape Conservation and Management or Temperate Marine Biology
    • Food production
  • Evolutionary ecology

Electives:

  • Advanced ecotoxicology
  • Biology and Management of Exotic Species
  • Biological work placement
  • Environmentally protective management of pests and plant pathogens
  • Crop physiology and climate change

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / High School Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Professional Degree in a university is required recognized, with subjects in mathematics and laboratory science.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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