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I really want to do ichthyology which is the zoological study of fish. The problem is most degrees don't even have many modules on fish that I can find and if they do it is marine and mostly focusing on marine mammals anyway. My interests are mostly in freshwater fish so it leaves me a little lost.
I am not sure if to take zoology or biology as zoology seems more conservation based where as I want to look at research and physiology.

So does anyone know of a university that actually has the modules I am looking for or a course?

A lil side note is I have been told by people to look at marine biology but marine biology seems to barely cover fish and certainly doesn't even touch on freshwater.

Thank you for any help
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(Original post by KirinvstheWorld)
I really want to do ichthyology which is the zoological study of fish. The problem is most degrees don't even have many modules on fish that I can find and if they do it is marine and mostly focusing on marine mammals anyway. My interests are mostly in freshwater fish so it leaves me a little lost.
I am not sure if to take zoology or biology as zoology seems more conservation based where as I want to look at research and physiology.

So does anyone know of a university that actually has the modules I am looking for or a course?

A lil side note is I have been told by people to look at marine biology but marine biology seems to barely cover fish and certainly doesn't even touch on freshwater.

Thank you for any help
You can study a degree in either marine biology, or marine and freshwater biology which seems like it would be more suited to you. Marine and freshwater biology would cover the areas that you are interested in.
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I really want to do ichthyology which is the zoological study of fish. The problem is most degrees don't even have many modules on fish that I can find and if they do it is marine and mostly focusing on marine mammals anyway. My interests are mostly in freshwater fish so it leaves me a little lost.
I am not sure if to take zoology or biology as zoology seems more conservation based where as I want to look at research and physiology.

So does anyone know of a university that actually has the modules I am looking for or a course?

A lil side note is I have been told by people to look at marine biology but marine biology seems to barely cover fish and certainly doesn't even touch on freshwater.

Thank you for any help
You won't be able to specialise at undergraduate, however there are plenty of masters specialising in freshwater ecology that you could take afterwards.

Your best route is probably to take zoology or something like aquatic sciences at a uni with labs that work in that area, and choose a dissertation topic in your area of interest.
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Marine zoology? A few universities do that degree, although that doesn't cover the freshwater angle. Most biology/zoology degrees tend to be quite broad at undergraduate level, which isn't a bad thing, it just means you end up in a field trying avoid being hit by flying quadrats when you are more interested in molecular biology.

You can look to do your dissertation in the area that interests you. There is also the option of doing a summer scholarship/research project. Look for universities which have academics who specialise in freshwater fish.
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