Zoology is  the scientific study of animals.  There are many different branches   within this study from ethology, zoography, and anthrozoology .

Zoologists often specialise in the study of specific types of animals. For instance, an ornithologist studies birds, while a mammologist studies mammals. As zoology is a very interdisciplinary subject, there are a number of related fields, including  taxonomy ,  paleontology, and evolutionary biology.

Ethologists tend to focus more on behavior characteristics rather than specific types of animals, and may study many different species. Common behaviors studied include imprinting, aggression, emotion, and communication.

If you want to study Zoology after the leaving cert, consider apply to  Queens’s University Belfast to sit for an Honours Bachelor Degree in Zoology.

Your application should be with UCAS.  Zoology undergraduates study: Biological Diversity, Environmental Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Microorganisms, Introductory Skills for Biosciences, and, usually, Biochemistry

This broad base in biological sciences enables students after their Stage 1 year to transfer, should they so wish, to pathways leading to degrees in Biological Sciences, Environmental Biology, Genetics or Marine Biology.

In Ireland trough the CAO  system, students would focus on a science degree and follow on to focus on Zoology.

For example,  Agri-Environmental science UCD L8, Applied Freshwater & Marine Biology L.7. Galway – Mayo IT,   Science NUIG L8, Science UCC L9, Biological earth & Envirioment UCC L8. Trinity Science L8.

One may go to NUI Galway to do a Masters and PHD in Zoology.

If considering a career with animals, gain experience and why not volunteer  for work with Dublin Zoo  or your local  Vet, gain so much insight the care and animal needs.  This is a great way of discovering if Zoology is for you.

Author: Francis O' Toole

Francis O' Toole is a Educational Psychotherapist & Guidance Counsellor. I set up this blog page to help students gain as much information as possible to be able to make right choices and decisions regarding their career options. I believe that we will be very successful in our careers if we follow what we enjoy.

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