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M.Sc Zoology (M.Sc Zooology)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-35 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
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About M.Sc Zoology

M.Sc Zoology is a two-year postgraduate programme that encompasses the study of existing and extinct animals. Under this programme, the students acquire adequate knowledge of  Biodiversity and anatomy of animals. Students pursuing M.Sc Zoology learn about the characteristics and evolution of animal life. The course also addresses the causes of loss of habitat,  disease and effect of climate change on animals life.

In addition, the M.Sc Zoology course also introduces the genetic evolution and the environmental conditions necessary for the well being and existence of animal diversity.

M.Sc Zoology is an advanced course that focuses on modern technology to study various aspects of animals life.

M.Sc Zoology course equally covers theoretical and practical sessions to help students understand the concepts in a better way. Students with an interest in the animal ecosystem and seeking in-depth knowledge of the animal kingdom, their evolution and behaviour can opt M.Sc Zoology after the completion of an appropriate Bachelors degree course.

M.Sc Zoology Course Highlights

Course Name

Master of Science in Zoology




Master of Science M.Sc


2 years

Minimum qualification

B.Sc in relevant discipline

Average Course Fees

INR 20,000/- to INR 1,20,000/-

Average Starting Salary

INR 4,00,000/- to INR 10,00000/-

M.Sc Zoology Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelors degree in Zoology, Life Science, medical and its allied subjects or equivalent degree from a recognised institute.
  • Minimum percentage in qualifying examination  acceptable in most of the institutes is 50%

M.Sc Zoology Admission Process

The top institutes in India conduct an entrance exam for admission in M.Sc course including  M.Sc Zoology. Some of the top M.Sc entrance examinations for M.Sc Zoology admissions are BHU PET, AMU PG entrance tests, AUCET, LPU PG entrance test etc.

Candidates must ensure to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and appear in the entrance test for admission in M.Sc Zoology course in various institutes in India.

M.Sc Zoology Syllabus

M.Sc Zoology degree course can be completed in 2 years. It is studied under 4 semester. The semester wise syllabus of M.Sc Zoology course followed in most of the institutes in India is as follows:

 Semester I

  • Basic concepts of Biomolecules and Structural Biology
  • Enzymes and Metabolism
  • Cellular Organization
  • Functional Biology of Nucleic Acids
  • Basic concepts of Ecology
  • Community Organization and Structure
  • Biogeography of India, Habitats and Resources
  • Natural Resource Management
  •  Introduction to Immune System
  • Antigen-Antibody Nature and Complement System
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Transplantation and Tumour Immunology
  • Biosystematics and Taxonomy
  • Protozoa to Platyhelminthes
  • Annelida to Echinodermata
  • Practicals

 Semester II

  • Separation and Diagnostic Techniques
  •  Biostatistics Introduction, Measures and Theories of Probability
  • Hypothesis testing and Inferential Statistics
  •  Digestion-Respiration- Circulation
  • Osmoregulation, Excretion and thermoregulation
  •  Muscle Physiology, Neurophysiology & Receptors
  • Endocrinology, Bioluminescence & Stress Physiology
  •  Genetics
  • Overview of Developmental Biology
  • Organogenesis
  •  Evolution
  • Functional Anatomy of Vertebrates
  • Practicals

Semester III and IV

In Semester III and IV candidates can choose from one out of the elective streams offered. The elective subjects include Comparative Animal Physiology, Neuroscience, Comparative Animal Physiology, Parasitology, Fisheries.

The compulsory topics are as follows:

  •  Endocrinology
  •  Applied Zoology
  • Medical Entomology
  • Parasitology

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M.Sc Zoology Career Options and Job Prospects

M.Sc Zoology is an advances course and candidates can opt for various job roles after the completion of the degree programme. Some of the job roles available for  M.Sc Zoology candidates are as follows:

  • Zoologist
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Conservation Officer
  • Zookeeper
  • Field Trials Officer
  • Professor

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FAQs about M.Sc Zoology

I want admission in M.Sc Zoology. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

National Entrance Screening Test , Presidency University Master's Degree Entrance Test , Calcutta University Entrance Exam , Acharya Nagarjuna University Post Graduate Common Entrance Test , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Sc Zoology courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Sc Zoology courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : Elphinstone College (Mumbai) , Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore) , Mount Carmel College (Bangalore) , The Oxford College of Science (Bangalore) , Loyola College (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Sc Zoology or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.Sc Zoology ?

The average fee for M.Sc Zoology is INR 20000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Sc Zoology ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Sc. (Master of Science) are : Radiotherapy , Natural Resource Management , Travel & Tourism Management , Yoga & Naturopathy Science , Pharmaceutics.

What is the duration of the course M.Sc Zoology ?

M.Sc Zoology is a 2 year course.

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