Taught course

Biological Sciences

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree in biological sciences or other relevant science subject.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our 12-month MSc trains you for a career in research or management around the world. Throughout your course, you'll learn about fundamental concepts and key skills required within the discipline before applying what you've learnt in your literature review and Independent Research Project.

You can choose to explore the breadth of organismal biological sciences or specialise in an area that most interests you within three pathways:

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Plant and crop science
  • Biodiversity and conservation

You’ll conduct an Independent Research Project, spending three months researching an area within the biological sciences that matches your future career aspirations, under the supervision of one of our world-leading researchers. You could be field-based, lab-based or complete a computational data-driven project which will give you an opportunity to apply the subject-specific knowledge and analytical skills that you've developed throughout your degree as well as developing new skills in the use of cutting-edge research methods.

Graduates will be ready to work in biotechnology, agri-tech or sustainability programmes within NGOs or industry, or solving pressing problems through research in higher education. This course is also great preparation for a PhD.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aps.pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk