What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Biology and Any Science subject.
AAAAB including a second science + B in Advanced Higher Biology Biology and Any Science subject.
B in Advanced Higher Biology + AAAAB in Scottish Highers including a second science Biology at grade A.
D*D in Applied Science with Distinctions in all science units plus either a minimum of grade B in A level Biology or grade A in another A level science
6 points required in Higher Level Biology and a second science.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers75%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Year 1: Comparative physiology; ecosystems and environmental change; evolution; genes in populations; information technology skills in biology; introduction to cell biology; laboratory skills in biology 1 and 2; principles of molecular biology; tutorials (biology). Year 2: Animal and plant science tutorials; animal behaviour; animal diversity; animal ecology; animal population and community ecology; biodiversity; biology projects; biotechnology and food; comparative genomics; data analysis; environmental biology; evolutionary biology; freshwater ecology; genomics, proteomics and metabolomics; insect biology; insects; invertebrates; palaeobiology; plant habitat and distribution; plant population and community ecology; plant, cell and environment; vertebrates; wildlife forensics; world ecosystems. Year 3: Animal ecology and behaviour field course; behaviour ecology field course; biology and ethics; biology undergraduate ambassadors scheme; community ecology; conservation and management; cooperation and conflict; dissertation; ecotoxicology; environmental microbiology and biotechnology; environmental regulation in plants; evolution of terrestrial ecosystems; global change; history and philosophy of science; issues in conservation biology; life in extreme environments; molecular ecology and conservation genetics; parasitism; project; sex and reproduction; social insects; soil plant relationships; trends in biology; tropical rain forest: biology field course.
Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||25%||60%||13%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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