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A 2:2 degree in biological sciences or other relevant science subject.
Months of entry
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
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor