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Prospective Undergraduates

Zoology is a broad discipline, and our teaching reflects that, with courses on offer covering all aspects from single-cell organisms to whole ecosystems. Evolution is a theme that unites much of our teaching (as well as our research), as does our interest in the interactions between living organisms and their environments. 

Chicken Embryo

In the first year, Zoology teaching is part of the Natural Sciences Tripos, a wide-ranging course covering all of the science disciplines taught at Cambridge. Student choice is a fundamental principle of the course and in the first year, students select four courses from a choice of ten, one of which must be one of the two mathematics options. Further information about the options available within the Natural Sciences Tripos is available on the undergraduate admissions website.

Zoology contributes to four first year (Part IA) Natural Sciences courses:

Teaching on all courses is through a combination of lectures, practical classes and small group teaching (supervisions). From the outset, students are taught by experts who are are the forefront of modern scientific research, and have the opportunity to take their learning in the direction of their choice.

The Evolution and Behaviour course also offers the opportunity to take part in one of two field courses, giving students the chance to see first hand the organisms discussed during lectures, and investigate the core concepts and knowledge covered in the course.


Routes to Part II Zoology

Larger version of the Routes to Part II Zoology available in PDF