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Undergraduate teaching

The Department has excellent teaching facilities including an exceptionally well-equipped teaching laboratory, two lecture theatres, and a well-resourced Library.

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Graduate training

We offer outstanding opportunities and facilities for training in research, leading to the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or MPhil (Master of Philosophy in the Biological Sciences).

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Our research covers the broad goal of understanding the diversity of animal life, with approaches ranging from cellular processes through to behavioural studies of wild populations.

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Cambridge Biotomography Centre

The Cambridge Biotomography Centre (CBC) is a multi-user research facility that supports Cambridge researchers as well as the broader national and international academic community. The facility houses an Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST High Resolution CT Scanner.

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The Museum of Zoology is home to a huge variety of recent and fossil animals with collections that rival those of the major university museums world-wide.

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Balfour library

The Balfour Library is an excellent resource for the teaching and research community. It has over 20,000 books, 8,700 of which are in special collections, and 18,000+ journal volumes.

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