M.Sc (Zoology) or Master of Science in Zoology is a postgraduate Zoology course. Zoology is also common, occasionally also spelled (zoology), is the branch of biology which relates to the animal kingdom, including the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. The duration of M.Sc. in Zoology is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. The syllabus for the course is divided into four semesters.
The programme is spread across four semesters over a period of two years.
Students after completing the course can enter into any field of biological and biomedical research. They can become researchers, teachers and can be trained in any fields of biology within a short duration. If their past learning outcome in excellent they are fit for doing any job in the biomedical field. They have also job scopes in the media or the environmental and ecosystem management sector. They have also scopes of a career in environmental consulting firms in the private sector. Typical job profiles are Zookeepers, wildlife rehabilitators, environmental consultants, journalists, conservationists, wildlife educators, biological laboratory technicians, zoological/biomedical laboratory technicians, zoology teachers, research associates - zoology/biotechnology, production & quality control chemists, research scientists and semenologists.