Syllabus for M.Sc Zoology

M.Sc. Zoology or Master of Science in Zoology is a Postgraduate Degree course for duration of 2 years (4 semesters). Zoology is the study of animals. It is a branch of Science that deals with structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals. It is scientific study of animals both living and extinct and their interaction with the ecosystems

To pursue M.Sc. in Zoology students should have passed B.Sc Zoology or equivalent with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university.  

In the page below we have gathered the common Syllabus for M.Sc. Zoology which is followed by the Universities and Colleges in India. There might be variations in M.Sc. Zoology Syllabus based upon Universities and Colleges 

M.Sc Zoology Syllabus – Semester I 

Subjects of Study
1 Structure and Functions of Non Chordates
2 Ecological theories and applications
3 Genetics and Genetic Engineering
4 Tissue Structure Function and Chemistry
5 Parasites and Immunity
6 Laboratory course


M.Sc Zoology Syllabus – Semester II

Subjects of Study
1 Structure and Functions of  Chordates
2 Comparative Animal Physiology
3 Endocrinology and Neuroscience
4 Cell and Receptor Biology
5 Biochemistry and Molecular biology
6 Laboratory course


M.Sc Zoology Syllabus – Semester III

Subjects of Study
1 Taxonomy and Biodiversity
2 Evolution and Animal Behaviour
3 Development and Differentiation
4 Laboratory course
5 Elective I Theory
6 Elective I Practical


M.Sc Zoology Syllabus – Semester IV

Subjects of Study
1 Conservation Biology and Wildlife
2 Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Instrumentation
3 Biotechnology and Applications
4 Laboratory course (1 module)
5 Elective II Theory
6 Elective II Practical
7.  Seminar and Dissertation or Review


After completing the M.Sc. in Zoology one can go for higher degree M.Phil or PhD in  Zoology. There are numerous job opportunities for candidates with M.Sc Zoology degree such as Zoologist, Wildlife conservationist, Zoology Faculty, Research Associate, Junior scientific officer, etc. in Government as well as in private sector organizations.