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.

Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following interview.

Months of entry

September

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.

Teaching

You’ll learn through a combination of practical and field classes, individual research projects, lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups.

Assessment

Assessment includes, but is not limited to, oral presentations, essays, reflective journal entries, examinations, coursework, policy briefing notes and a dissertation.

Information for international students

English language requirements

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aps.pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 114 222 0123