Master in Entomology

University of Tripoli - Department of Zoology


The master's program in entomology provides advanced knowledge about beneficial and harmful insects and how to benefit from them in practice in various related fields.


- Introduce students to the diversity of insects and their habitats, and have them create insect collections that reflect the diversity of insects found in Libya. - Identify harmful insects and their medical importance. - Students can identify some insects to the species level

- Students can understand insect habitats.


Students who obtain their master's degree in entomology can: - identify insects that are important economically and medically.

- link insects to their natural habitat 

Certificate Rewarded

Master in Entomology (MSc)

Entry Reuirements

Obtaining a bachelor's degree in zoology or related fields.

Passing a differentiation exam for applicants in case the number of applicants is greater than the capacity of the division.

Study Plan

The Master in Entomology prepares students to qualify for Master in Entomology . The student studies several subjects which have been carefully chosen in this major to cover its different aspects.

It comprises 6 Semesters of study, in which the student will study a total of 30 units, which include 3 units of general subjects, and 9 major units, 9 of elective units. In addition to a final project in the student's major.

Study plan for this program is shown below:

1st Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO600 Medical Arthropods 03 Compulsory +

· Understand the role of insects and other arthropods as vector in transmitting of pathogen to human and animals· The use of propriate identification keys to identify vectors. · Understand different prevention and control methods used in control vectors

2nd Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO602 Insect Ecology 03 Compulsory +

ZO653 Population Ecology 03 General +

Principles of Population Ecology, Population Dynamics, Population Regulation, Factors That Affect Future Population Growth. Patterns of dispersion. The global human population, human population growth. demographic processes. age structure, age distribution of the world’s population,fertility rate, infant mortality and life expectancy. population growth models..

4th Semester

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO611 Insect Diversity 03 Compulsory +

ZO635 Aquaculture and Fisheries Biotechnology 03 Compulsory +

ZO640 Departmental Seminar 01 General +

General objective of the courseLearn the skills of preparing a successful panel discussion.Learn methods of presentation and delivery of information to attendees successfully. `- Learning methods of collecting information from sources and re-displaying it according to appropriate presentation methods.

ZO672 Scientific Writing 02 General +

General objective of the course• Know the basics and skills of scientific writing.• Choose a research topic.• Knowledge of research in sources.• The ability to write a research proposal.• Knowledge of publishing steps in scientific journals

Elective Subjects

Code Title Credits Course Type Prerequisite
ZO601 Insect Pathology 03 Elective +