skip to primary navigationskip to content

Postgraduate 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).

Read more


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.

Read more

Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter recognizes and celebrates good employment practice for women working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research.

Read more

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.

Visit the website

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.

Read more

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.

Read more