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Masters degrees in Zoology study the classification and understanding of different animal species. They train students to appreciate the diversity of Earth’s fauna, with opportunities to specialise in areas such as animal evolution, behaviour and ecology.
Courses in this field may also incorporate elements of Ecology, Taxonomy and broader Animal Sciences. Entry requirements will usually include an undergraduate degree in Biology or another relevant science.
Masters-level courses in Zoological Science are well suited to Biological Science students seeking to specialise further at postgraduate level. Some offer a general grounding in Zoology, but most have a specific focus in the understanding and classification of specific species (and / or their environments).
As a result, postgraduate Zoology is as diverse as the animal kingdom itself. Whatever your specific interest, it’s probably reflected in one or more of the courses below.
Employment opportunities and outcomes are equally varied. You’ll be well equipped for PhD research, perhaps leading to an academic career. Alternatively, you could work for a range of organisations, from research centres to conservation groups. And yes, you could potentially end up working at a zoo.
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What is the RVC/ZSL MSc in Wild Animal Health?. Over the past 30 years, interventions, for reasons of health, welfare and the conservation of free-living wild animals, have been undertaken with increasing frequency. Read more
The Master of Wildlife Management (MWLM) degree is a three-semester 180-point postgraduate degree designed to train students with the skills necessary for employment in some aspect of wildlife or ecological management or research. Read more
Our flexible one-year masters course is tailored to your particular interests, and is a stepping stone to further study at PhD level or a gateway to many careers in industry such as agriculture, pharmaceutical and the healthcare sector, scientific services, science communication, teaching or in scientific policymaking. Read more
Applied Animal Biology offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in animal physiology, behaviour, welfare, and management of livestock, aquaculture, and wildlife species. Read more
Writtle University College provides a stimulating environment for you to pursue your studies in animal welfare and conservation, supported by research from the Centre for Equine and Animal Science (CEQAS). Read more
“A one year MSc degree that focuses on how animal behaviour can be applied to wildlife conservation. You will study the behaviour of a wide range of species from marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats.”. Read more
The programme will cover a range of topics including how disease dynamics, persistence, and spread are driven by biological processes and management practices in agricultural environments.
Courses for clinicians, public health workers, bioscientists, mathematicians and everyone passionate about improving health worldwide.
Choosing the right postgraduate programme is a key step in developing your career prospects and building specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area.
Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to enhance your career prospects and research expertise.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
The University of Edinburgh is one of the largest providers of online postgraduate programmes in the UK’s Russell Group