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University of Sheffield Biology

University of Sheffield Biology

BSc

UCAS Code: C100
Typical offer: 
AAB
Length: 
Three years




BSc + Year Abroad

UCAS Code: C101
Typical offer: 
AAA
Length: 
Three years

MBiolSci

UCAS Code: C109
Typical offer: AAA
Length: 
Four years




MBiolSci + Year Abroad

UCAS Code: C10C
Typical offer: AAA
Length: 
Four years

International students
Don’t meet our entry requirements?
Foundation Years at our International College


This video was made by students on our second year module, Talking The Talk: Getting Science on Film

How to apply and other entry requirements

Other Animal and Plant Sciences degrees:

Added value options:

Breadth, depth and freedom – that’s what makes our Biology courses unique. Our huge range of modules, taught by world experts in their fields, means you can specialise as much or as little as you like. All of our students take compulsory modules designed to give you the essential skills that every professional scientist needs, plus a range of optional modules from across our specialist degree programmes in Zoology, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Plant Sciences. You can study:

  • how evolution by natural selection works in animals, plants and humans
  • which forces control organisms’ behaviour
  • why it’s important to preserve biodiversity
  • how DNA technologies have revolutionised biology
  • the threats that ecosystems around the world face

You’ll spend the first week of your first term on a field trip in Sheffield, working on projects throughout the city’s green spaces and out to the edge of the Peak District. You’ll continue to develop your scientific research skills with practical sessions in our specialist teaching laboratories throughout your first and second year. We also run regular field trips to zoos, aquariums and nature reserves, and in our second year module, Talking the Talk: Getting Science on Film, students get to make their own wildlife documentaries.

Teaching

Between second and third year, you’ll go on a field course, either overseas or here in the UK. We give you a choice of fascinating habitats to explore, from dramatic landscapes in remote corners of the globe, to complex ecosystems operating right under our noses.

Field courses

In third year, you’ll tie your scientific skills together with an in-depth research project and dissertation. If you do one of our four-year research-intensive MBiolSci degrees, you’ll get to do an even bigger project in fourth year.

Research projects