The MSci Zoology 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.
The importance of zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases e.g. Covid-19.
Molecular techniques applied to de-extinction and conservation e.g. cloning.
The use of forensics and toxicology in the investigation of wildlife crime.
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.
Students on MSci Programmes can undertake an optional 16 week work placement between stage 2 and 3 which forms an excellent skill base which can be further enhanced during the research project undertaken at stage 3. This experience equips the student with a transferable skill set for entry into either employment or future postgraduate study, including research.
Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Zoology& Animal biology
4 years | Full time
The MSci in Zoology at Queen’s aims to provide students with a broad coverage of the biology of animals and how they interact with other living organisms.
An integral part of the programme is understanding the impact of climate change, emerging infectious zoonotic diseases and human encroachment into wildlife areas on biodiversity. Students will explore cutting edge technologies to tackle disease control, de-extinction, conservation and the use of remote sensing technologies to monitor animal behaviour.
Students on this pathway will complete a set of compulsory core modules at Stage 1, in common with other bioscience pathways. At Stages 2 and 3 students will select from a range of optional modules. All students undertake a compulsory Research Project module at Stage 3 (either lab or field-based) before spending year four in a research intensive setting (laboratory or field). Students may also choose to complete an optional 16-week work placement of their choice to develop core transferable skills and employment related experiences valued by future employers.
Only one is required
The application procedure varies for undergraduate and postgraduate students, so we publish separate information for each. You’ll also need to be able to provide evidence of a specified level of ability in the English language.
The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:
- The Certificate of General Secondary Education with 80% plus successful completion of a recognised Foundation programme.
- Applicants who have successfully completed at least one year of university study in Egypt with good grades will be considered on a case by case basis.
- A Levels.
- Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB). Information on required grades.
4 years | Full time
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