Ecology and Conservation Biology, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
MBiolSci

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 25670 per year

All study options

About Ecology and Conservation Biology at University of Sheffield

This course is designed to give you the best start for a career in industrial or academic research. You'll explore how humans, animals and plants interact with each other and their environment, and how this determines their abundance, distribution and the biodiversity we see on the planet.

You'll learn about human impacts on ecological interactions, the climate crisis, biodiversity and sustainability, as well as what we can do to manage natural resources in the face of changing environments. The first three years of your course have the same structure as the BSc, with the fourth year devoted to a major research project in the field or in the lab, working alongside our world-leading academics.

Alongside your specialist ecology and conservation modules, from your first year you'll have the flexibility to study topics across the breadth of biology to complement your knowledge. Topics range from plant science, biotechnology and zoology, to neuroscience, genetics and physiology. This flexibility allows you to study ecology and conservation in greater depth, keep your interests broad or even switch to another degree programme within the biosciences.

No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll develop practical laboratory and transferable skills that make our graduates attractive to employers including project management, problem solving, communication skills and data analysis.

We'll give you plenty of opportunities to apply your new skills and knowledge too. You'll be in the lab completing in-depth practicals, out in the Peak District conducting your own research projects, visiting zoos, aquariums and other scientific spots around the country and embarking on a field course in the UK or abroad.

Whether you choose to focus solely on ecology and conservation biology, or study a range of topics across the biosciences, your personal tutor will support you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.

If you want to study this course but don't meet the entry requirements our Biosciences (with Foundation Year) could be for you. After successfully completing the one year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of one of our bioscience degrees.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMBiolSciHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 25670 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for 2023 entry have not been confirmed. Please use this 2022-23 information as a guide

Entry requirements

A Level requirements: AAA

English requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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