Ph.D Zoology

A Ph.D. in Zoology aims to polish and enhance the skills and knowledge of zoologists. Students are provided an opportunity to do innovative research that will ensure the availability of their future jobs. Furthermore, a Ph.D. is accomplished by specializing in a specific sub-discipline of physics. Ph.D. Zoology is offered on completion of Masters in relevant field. Zoology is grounded on three main pillars of sciences which include general Biology, Chemistry, and Maths. The degree program is designed to prepare students to investigate potential solutions to these potential challenges. Ph.D. Zoology is a combination of theory and practical to promote excellence in learning. Universities have laboratories where students can acquire practical instruction and participate in zoology-related research programs. It is the perfect option for individuals who have a love for animals and want to learn more about how to conserve them in the environment.

Core Courses

  • Evolution and Principles of Systematics
  • Biological Techniques
  • Animal Behavior
  • Physiology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Animal Diversity
  • Chemistry
  • Principles of Animal Life

Eligibility Criteria

  • 18 years of education in relevant field.
  • 50% marks in previous degree.
  • Passing marks in Entry test.


The scope of Ph.D. Zoology is very high in Pakistan and worldwide. As the world order is on the verge of change as a consequence of Climate Change, animals are on the frontline to suffer. As we all know the significance of animals for the sustainability, natural beauty, and survivability of Earth, there is a dire need for animal scientists who possess deep and critical knowledge of emerging issues related to animal species. These animal scientists are highly recruited by all the institutes, agencies, and welfare organizations working for the conservation of animals. Moreover, Ph.D. in zoology induces such expertise, creativity, and experiences, and it opens unlimited doors of job opportunities for the graduates in a wide range of disciplines because zoology covers various subjects under its umbrella, which range from biostatistics to molecular biology. Following are some of the highly paid job opportunities for an animal scientist:

  • Universities
  • Institutes for ecology 
  • Environmental agencies
  • Veterinary healthcare
  • Molecular biology
  • Conservation and forest management
  • Public and private sectors 
  • Forensic department 
  • Environmental institutions 
  • Pathological laboratories


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