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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 organisation of animal and human societies. In addition to lectures, practical classes and fieldwork, individual teaching and research projects are arranged with specialists in each field to complement the expertise of biologists. The course is designed to emphasise a rich, conceptual understanding of Biology. Courses taken by everyone include the broad first-year course (from cells and genes to ecology and evolution), with the second and third years there is increasing opportunity to specialise in topics of particular interest. We also now offer the option for a fourth year Masters degree involving a research project.
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