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Undergraduate Teaching

department 059The Department contributes to ten subjects within the Natural Sciences Tripos; use the menu on the left to find out more about each course. Animal Biology in the second year and Zoology in the third year are organised entirely within the Department, as is the third year Part II Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Zoology).

The other eight subjects are inter-departmental and the Zoology Department makes a major contribution to each of these in the areas of cell and developmental biology, animal behaviour, ecology, evolution, neurobiology and many other areas.

The Zoology Department has several excellent teaching facilities including an exceptionally well-equipped teaching laboratory, two lecture theatres, a demonstration area in the Museum of Zoology, a well-resourced Library as well as computing facilities for final year students.

The Department has 26 University Teaching Officers who contribute to teaching undergraduates often using their most recent research to provide working examples of scientific theories. All courses are taught by lecture and practical work.

The practical work is mainly in the teaching lab, but there are opportunities for students to spend time at Field Study Centres throughout their degree. In the final year Zoology students will undertake a research project which can take place in one of the many research labs in the department or out in the field.

The courses run by Zoology provide training in a wide range of transferable skills including essay writing, handling numerical data and the ability to carry out independent projects. Further details can be found in this word document.

If you are interested in undertaking a degree in Zoology please look at the Prospectus and Natural Sciences Tripos links under the quick links section.