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.
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.
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Programme StructureCourses 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
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Bioinformatics & Biostatistics View 117 other Masters in Microbiology in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International28500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.