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Department of Zoology


The Department has some excellent teaching and research facilities.  In recent years the main 200-seater lecture theatre has been thoroughly modernised and our smaller, dedicated, Part II lecture theatre has the capacity to film lectures as well provide the usual projection and audio needs.  We also have a huge teaching lab which hosts several Natural Sciences practical classes and is serviced by an experienced team of technicians.

University Museum of Zoology plays an integral part for many students in the Department and includes a demonstration room for dedicated teaching purposes and many collections of important specimens.  The curators, collection management team and conservators are on hand to assist students at all levels.

The Balfour and Newton Library is situated in the heart of the department and is open to all students.  It has a vast array of books and journals both for undergraduate study and postgraduate research.  It also has photocopying and scanning facilities and a knowledgeable Senior Library Assistant.

There are two common rooms in the department where students can take a break or meet with their peers or supervisors.  One of the rooms also has some computer facilities, some of which provide specialist statistical and other programs.

The whole department is wifi connected via the eduroam service which means working in the library or the common room could not be easier.

We have a wide range of research labs throughout the department including facilities to undertake cell development, drosophila experiments, neural networks, biomechanics, and mathematical modelling.  We also have an Imaging Facility with a state of the art confocal microscopes and a Biotomography Centre which houses a high resolution CT scanner.  These are all managed by highly qualified technicians who are able to provide guidance and training as required.

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