|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in Biology and another science subject (Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Science/Studies, Economics or Geology)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A year of specialist research training completes this advanced, four-year course.
You’ll gain a conceptual and practical understanding of communities and ecosystems and the threats they face. Optional modules cover subjects from molecular and evolutionary ecology to biodiversity and ecosystem function.
We have excellent facilities for ecology teaching and research, including controlled environment chambers that simulate conditions ranging from the Tropics to the Arctic, experimental gardens and glasshouses, artificial stream systems, state-of-the-art equipment for DNA, bio-molecular and elemental analyses. The Peak District National Park and other habitats are within easy reach.
Your fourth year involves an extensive, individual research project similar to that of a masters degree. You’ll work one-to-one with a member of academic staff. The project will develop your in-depth knowledge and teach you more skills than you could learn on a three-year course. It’s excellent preparation for a research-related career or higher degree.
There are optional field courses in the Peak District National Park (UK), Anglesey (UK), Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean and the tropical rainforest in Borneo in the summer between your second and third years.
Skills for Biologists 1
Genes, Cells and Populations
Ecological identification skills
Ecosystems, Climate and Environmental Change
Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries
Animal Physiology, Reproduction and Development
Animal and Plant Physiology
Behaviour of Humans and Other Animals
Plant Physiology, Reproduction and Development
Population and Community Ecology 1
Reproduction, Development and Growth
Population and Community Ecology 2
Animal and Plant Science Tutorials
Careers for Biologists
Freshwater Ecology Field Course
Plant Habitat and Distribution
Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation
The Molecular Revolution in Biology
Biotechnology and Food Security
Plant, Cell and Environment
Animal Diversity Practicals
Talking the Talk: Getting Science on Film
Conservation Issues and Management
Biology Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme
Conflict and Cooperation
Animal Ecology and Behaviour Field Course
Arctic Ecosystems Field Course
Behaviour Ecology Field Course
Biology and Ethics
Environmental Regulation in Plants
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems
History and Philosophy of Science
Human Evolutionary Genetics
Life in Extreme Environments
Marine Ecology Field Course
The Ecology of Landscapes
Topics in Evolutionary Genetics
Trends in Biology
Tropical Rain Forest: Biology Field Course
Advanced Biological Analysis
Advanced Trends in Biology
Research and Study Skills in Biology
Life scientists are employed throughout business and industry, in universities, schools and hospitals, as well as government departments and charitable foundations. They develop new technology, and improve our health and living standards. They’re vitally important to the economy.
Research, education, environmental planning, biomedical science, agri-business and biotechnology, international and domestic government (eg DEFRA, Environment Agency, Food Standards, World Bank), and international conservation agencies (eg RSPB).
Local, national and international government and industries, addressing issues ranging from conservation and management of natural resources through to medical, veterinary or agricultural research.
The national shortage of plant science graduates means there are excellent career opportunities in research institutes, universities, agricultural and horticultural services, in biotechnology and any sector of the economy dealing with climate change.
Environmental assessment, management and conservation, biodiversity monitoring, sustainable forestry and agriculture, environmental impact assessment and waste management.
Conservation and Biodiversity
Resource management, conservation, research and education, finance, forensic science, regional planning, journalism, law and bioethics.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.