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NST II Zoology: Cells to Ecosystems

Black And White webZoology at Cambridge encompasses aspects of biological science ranging from cells, molecules and genes, to behaviour, ecosystems and evolution. The Department’s size and diversity give you the opportunity to take a very broad course or concentrate on those branches of the science which interest you most, and you will be able to work with leading scientists in those fields. Particular strengths of the teaching and research in the Department are: molecular and cell biology; developmental biology; neurobiology; animal behaviour; molecular approaches to evolution; palaeontology; physiological ecology; behavioural ecology; population biology; and conservation science.

In your final year, you can choose from modules in the areas listed above, to create a Zoology course most suited to your interests and skills. You usually study two modules each term. Almost all combinations of modules are possible, so you are not confined to either ‘whole animals’ or ‘molecules and cells’, but can mix and match. Alongside the lectures and seminars associated with these modules, you will carry out short research projects with particular members of the Department. In the vacation preceding your final year, you will also be able to attend a popular field course held on the Norfolk Coast, or work in a research laboratory in Cambridge or elsewhere.

Our Zoology graduates go on to take higher degrees in many biological and medical sciences, work in conservation biology or apply their skills in commerce, industry and teaching.

Course Organisers: Professor Rebecca Kilner (Part II Zoology), Professor Derek Smith (Part II BBS Zoology)

Course website: see links to pages on left

Timetable can be seen here