As with any degree from biosciences our graduates are qualified to take up both scientific and non-scientific careers. These positions encompass areas of conservation, innovative research and development of new products, advisory and consultancy work, particularly in companies or organisations concerned with animal and plant health, environmental management, pharmaceutical products and biotechnology.
Within this context the Zoology degree at QUB is based on a research-led teaching format and will prepare students for a future in a diverse range of careers including:
- Nature conservation
- Environmental/Ecological consultancy
- Documentary film making
- Wildlife tourism
- Research Scientist (Life Sciences)
- Science Communication
- Academic research
- Animal nutritionist
- Zookeeper / Zoologist
A zoology degree also prepares graduates to pursue careers in teaching, nature conservation and laboratory-based posts in biomedical, industrial, pharmaceutical, academic and government institutions as well as in universities and colleges of higher education. The remainder undertake further training in areas such as computing, administration and management or medicine (human or veterinary), developing their skills from a sound scientific background. Further training also helps them to find employment in a variety of non-biological careers, including public service administration, industrial management, banking, accountancy and computing.
Explore some of the potential careers open to Zoology graduates below: