Taught course

Practical Entomology

University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or another relevant science subject.

Applicants with professional experience may also be considered following interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop practical skills in the collection, preservation, setting, archiving, monitoring, imaging and dissecting of insects, led by our research entomologists who are among the best in the world.

To cement your learning, you’ll have the opportunity to spend one week on a field course undertaking experiments on insect-pollinator systems as part of your course. Here you’ll design, plan and execute a field study on insect behaviour, analyse the data and communicate the results.

Whether you’re keen to explore and expand your passion for entomology, or you’d like to improve your existing knowledge and acquire new skills in entomological practice, this course is designed to suit all skill levels.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

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

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor