BSc (Hons) Zoology
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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 behaviour and physiology, parasitology and ecology.
Zoology is a core discipline for biological sciences and for environmental and earth system sciences, and is central to applied fields such as environmental biology, pest and disease management, aquaculture and fisheries.
The BSc (Hons) Zoology degree will provide you with a sound scientific knowledge of animal biology and the skills and qualifications needed for a career in a wide range of biological disciplines.
- Data Management
- Chemical and biochemical laboratory analytical techniques
- Field techniques for environmental monitoring.
Our Zoology graduates are well-equipped for careers ranging from
research, conservation and environmental field management:
- Agriculture and pest control
- Aquaculture and fisheries
- Laboratory-based disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry, pathology and toxicology.
Employment opportunities exist in research, management or consultancy positions in universities, government agencies or in private companies. A zoological background is also relevant to other biological disciplines, in industry and in teaching.
Zoology is a wide-ranging scientific area covering all aspects of animal life. It is a central discipline for the biological sciences and environmental and earth system sciences, and plays an important role in modern developments in biotechnology, genetics, animal behaviour and physiology, parasitology and ecology. It is also central to 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
- 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
- Vertebrate diversity
- Invertebrate diversity
- Invertebrate practical skills
- Ecological plant physiology
- 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 behaviour
- Micropaleontology and Palnology;
- Plants and hostile environments
- Ecology and hydrology of wetland systems
- Research project
- Frontiers in biology
- Research skills in biology
- Biology of Marine Mammals;
- Landscape Conservation and Management o Temperate Marine Biology
- Food production
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Advanced Ecotoxicology
- Biology and Management of Exotic Species
- Placement of biological work
- Environmentally protective management of pests and plant pathogens
- Crop physiology and climate change
*Module availability may change from year to year.
- As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / High School Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Vocational Degree from a recognized university, with subjects in mathematics and laboratory science, is required.
- In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
- IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognised equivalent).
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