Taught course

Biological Sciences

University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Biological sciences are at the heart of many global challenges, including food security, sustainable development, climate change and biodiversity management.

This course provides training in the breadth and depth of whole-organism biology. You can develop a wide range of knowledge across the discipline through our general biological sciences pathway, or you can specialise in one of three major areas through dedicated pathways in:

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Plant and Crop Science
  • Biodiversity and Conservation

Teaching and research in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences extends from cell, genes and biotechnology to communities, ecosystems, conservation and climate change.

Whichever pathway you choose, you'll be learning about the latest research in the field from the experts who are making the discoveries first-hand.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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