What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including Biology and a second science. Human Biology is acceptable instead of Biology. Second science from Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Economics or Environmental Science/Studies.
including a second science plus grade B in Biology in Scottish Advanced Higher. Second science from Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Economics or Environmental Science/Studies.
in Biology plus AAAAB including a second science in Scottish Highers. Second science from Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Economics or Environmental Science/Studies.
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 Second science from Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Economics or Environmental Science/Studies.
including 6 in Higher Level Biology and a second science Second science from Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Economics or Environmental Science/Studies.
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 offers80%
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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
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Our four-year MBiolSci with a Year Abroad (BSc + 1 year MBiolSci) focuses on whole-organism biology - primarily animals, plants and microbes with some human biology. Specialist modules cover areas such as animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, conservation, climate change and molecular biology. A year of specialist research training completes this advanced, four-year course. In the Year Abroad programme, you spend your second year at a leading university in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong. This gives you first-hand experience of ecosystems outside the UK and their associated fauna and flora, such as coral reefs, boreal forests, temperate rain forests, high-mountains and deserts. By studying biological processes across plants, animals and microbes you'll gain an understanding of how organisms work at the molecular level, how they behave and interact with each other and their environment, how they evolve, and the role they play in the functioning of ecosystems. The course is flexible. There are numerous modules available, across all major areas of biology, so you can design your degree to suit your interests. There are also optional modules available in biomedical science, molecular and microbiology, even philosophy. You may need A Level Chemistry to take these modules. There are also optional field courses in the Peak District National Park (UK), Anglesey (UK), Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean, the tropical rainforest in Borneo and the plains of Tanzania. These run in the summer between the second and third year. The Times Good University Guide has put Sheffield in the UK top 5 for biosciences every year since 2009.
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.
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