At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related quantitative subject. In addition you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research (eg an undergraduate research project).
Months of entry
Plants and microbes are fundamental to food security, as well as being central to global ecosystems. So at Sheffield we study them from every angle: from the molecular level up to whole organisms, in the context of ecosystems, industry and major global challenges.
Sheffield is home to the Institute for Sustainable Food, where our world-class research expertise spans topics including plant development, plant biotechnology, soil health, genomics, food security, sustainable agriculture, photosynthesis, plant-microbe interactions, plant immunology, and climate change biology, allowing you to examine the effects of past, present and future climates on plants and the wider environment.
It is possible for students with a particular interest in agricultural or horticultural research to complete their MRes project at Enza Zaden in the Netherlands or Rothamsted Research in the UK.
This research-focused MRes course allows you to spend 12 months embedded in one of our research groups, working alongside students and staff who are at the forefront of their research field.
Throughout your course, you’ll develop your research skills, giving you the opportunity to contribute new knowledge in your chosen area.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 0123