Biology

Tutors and Lecturers: Dr Stephen Harris, Prof. Kayla King

Places at Christ Church: 4

Biology students at Oxford are encouraged to ask questions about the living world at all levels of organization from the molecular and cellular, through the whole organism, to populations. How do animals and plants work, how do they develop, and how did they evolve? Many such questions are of immediate relevance to infectious and inherited diseases, environmental issues, food production and the organization of animal and human societies. In addition to lectures, practical classes and field work, individual teaching and research projects are arranged with specialists in each field to complement the expertise of biologists in the Zoology Department. A new course structure started in 2019 is designed to emphasize a rich, conceptual understanding of Biology. Courses taken by everyone include the broad first-year course (from cells & genes to ecology & evolution), with the second and third years there is increasing opportunity to specialize in topics of particular interest. We also now offer the option for a fourth year Masters degree involving a research project.

Faculty Website:

www.biology.ox.ac.uk