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Zoology

Zoology

Zoology is the study of animals, from the simplest invertebrates to the largest terrestrial or marine mammals. Simple animals often provide models for the study of higher, more complex species (including humans) and help drive basic research that transcends the subject boundaries.

Animals interact with each other and with their environment, forming complex relationships such that zoologists need a broad understanding of the living world, life processes and the animal kingdom. Importantly, zoonotic diseases are an ever growing threat to human health. Exciting progress is being made in animal biology and behaviour, animal health and welfare and in the management of animal communities, emerging infectious diseases, de-extinction and addressing climate change making this the perfect time to study Zoology. Work placements on these programmes provide students with the opportunity to utilise the practical skills gained during the teaching of their degree and apply these in a work environment. 

This course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Ultimately this award highlights the academic quality of the course and its contribution in ensuring that its graduates meet employer needs by acquiring the necessary skill set of both technical and transferable skills

 

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Animals interact with each other and with their environment, forming complex relationships such that zoologists need a broad understanding of the living world, life processes and the animal kingdom. Importantly, zoonotic diseases are an ever growing threat to human health. Exciting progress is being made in animal biology and behaviour, animal health and welfare and in the management of animal communities, emerging infectious diseases, de-extinction and addressing climate change making this the perfect time to study Zoology. Work placements on these programmes provide students with the opportunity to utilise the practical skills gained during the teaching of their degree and apply these in a work environment. 

This course has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Ultimately this award highlights the academic quality of the course and its contribution in ensuring that its graduates meet employer needs by acquiring the necessary skill set of both technical and transferable skills

 

100%
of Zoology students were satisfied in 2019
(NSS 2019)
School of Biological Sciences Work Placements: Aoife Göppert
School of Biological Sciences Work Placements: Aoife Göppert

"Studying Zoology at Queen’s gives you such a broad variety of options and opens many doors. I now run my very own elephant sanctuary and foundation by working with the local people to bring their elephants away from tourism and home to the forest – Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary. I could not have reached this goal without all the help from QUB and their guidance during my time there and after".

Kerri McCrea Manager and Co-Founder of Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, Thailand (Zoology)

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