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About

In the Biological Sciences programme from University of Sheffield, choose to develop a wide range of knowledge across the biological sciences or specialise within one of three major areas: evolutionary biology, plant and crop science or biodiversity and conservation. 

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Overview

Our Biological Sciences MSc degree at University of Sheffield 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.

Options 

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: This is a rapidly moving field, thanks to revolutionary advances in sequencing technologies. 
  • Plant and crop science: Training is led by the experts behind the Institute for Sustainable Food.
  • Biodiversity and conservation: Students will develop fundamental knowledge about today’s major conservation issues and the human and environmental drivers including marine plastics, urbanisation, tropical logging and the balance between sustainable food production and biodiversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Evolutionary Principles
  • Molecular Evolution and Genomics
  • Issues in Evolutionary Biology 
  • Biodiversity in Space and Time
  • Future Crop Systems
  • Agricultural Ecology in a Changing World
  • Issues in Global Food Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or a related subject.
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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