Zoology is a large, multi-disciplinary Department whose members conduct research and teaching in areas ranging from molecular biology to behavioural ecology.
We are a thriving Department and have consistently received the highest HEFCE research ratings. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the Department received a 5*, the highest possible rating, denoting world-class science. In the 2008 RAE, the Department contributed to an inter-Departmental submission of 216 academic staff in the School of Biological Sciences. Twenty per cent of the research was rated 4* (world-class) and 40 per cent was rated 3* (international quality). Our teaching is also rated very highly, both by external assessors and by undergraduates, gaining consistently good scores in the National Student Survey.
We number some 300 people, including 12 research fellows on independent competitive grants and 90 graduate students studying for PhD degrees. Nineteen members of the Department are Fellows of The Royal Society.