The Department of Zoology is a large, multi-disciplinary Department whose members conduct research and teaching in areas ranging from molecular biology to ecology.
We can offer excellent 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). Both the University of Cambridge and the Department have an international reputation for their education and research.
The Department is located on the New Museums site in central Cambridge and incorporates the Museum of Zoology, which contains important research collections, including items from Darwin’s Beagle voyage. Some members of staff are housed in the nearby Austin Building, and in the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, a short distance away in Tennis Court Road. The Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour is located in the village of Madingley, about four miles from Cambridge.
The Department has an extensive library, plus on-site facilities for confocal microscopy, electronics, computing, instrument making, biochemistry and molecular biology.