BSc in Plant Sciences with Placement Year

4-Year Bachelor's Degree

The total service fee for this program:

€ 499

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€ 99

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Course description

 

This course will give you an in-depth insight into fundamental plant biology. You’ll explore photosynthesis, the genetics of disease resistance and the conservation of plant diversity. As part of your degree you’ll have the opportunity to do a year-long, paid work placement. This will enhance your understanding of how we can harness plant technology to solve global food and energy shortages, mitigate the effects of the climate crisis, and develop sustainable and green technologies.

Our students have found placements within industry with organisations such as GSK, Atkins Environmental Consulting and EMEC Ecology; with charities like the Wildlife Trusts, Newquay Zoo, and the Field Studies Council; or in government with the Environment Agency. You could even apply your scientific knowledge and transferable skills within or outside of the bioscience industry in areas such as market research, communications or business development. A placement is a great opportunity to test out a career path and many students are offered a graduate-level job at the end. You’ll pay reduced fees for the year you’re on placement and you’ll still have the support you need from your tutor and the University.

During your time at Sheffield you’ll cover two main themes: 

  • plant physiology – how plants harvest light energy, acquire nutrients from the soil and convert this to sustain growth
  • plant ecology – how plants interact with each other and their non-living environment, and disease resistance and biodiversity.

Our courses are designed for students who have a passion for understanding the role of plants in sustainability and the science and technology of food production. Sheffield is home to the Institute for Sustainable Food, which brings together our expertise in this area in order to find dynamic solutions to the challenges of food security and sustainability. It’s research like this that you’ll be able to get involved in throughout your studies.

Alongside your specialist plant science modules, you’ll have the freedom to study topics across the breadth of biology to complement your knowledge. Topics range from molecular genetics, developmental biology and biochemistry, to evolution, zoology and physiology. This flexibility allows you to study plant sciences in greater depth from a range of perspectives, broaden your interests or even switch to another biosciences degree.

No matter what modules you choose to study, you’ll develop the 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 plant sciences, 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.

 

Modules

A selection of modules are available each year – some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. 

 

In your first year, you’ll spend your first week on a field course in Sheffield, collecting and analysing data throughout the city’s green spaces and out to the edge of the Peak District. Throughout the year, you’ll study topics including developmental biology, disease, photosynthesis, sustainability and climate change. You’ll develop practical skills in the lab, including microscopy and genetics, complemented by regular field trips to zoos, aquariums and nature reserves. You’ll also have lectures and take part in small group tutorials where you’ll enhance your writing, data analysis and presentation skills as you learn about the latest research findings from our world-leading academics.

 

 

 

Core modules:

 

Climate Change and Sustainability
Molecular & Cell Biology
Principles in Plant Science
Skills in Biology

 

 

 

Optional modules:

 

Genetics 1
Ecological identification skills
Principles of Zoology
Animal Behaviour
Introductory Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Maths for Molecular Bioscience
Biochemistry 1
Principles of Evolution
Principles of Ecology and Conservation
Introduction to Neuroscience
Microbiology 1
Introduction to Physiology with Pharmacology

 

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we’ll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

 

Entry requirements

 

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
AAB
including Biology and a second science

A Levels + additional qualifications ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in the EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in Core Maths

International Baccalaureate 34, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science

BTEC Extended Diploma DDD in Applied Science or Forensic Science with Distinctions in all Biology units

BTEC Diploma DD in Applied Science or Forensic Science + A in an A Level science subject

Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB in Biology and a second science

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA in Biology and a second science

Access to HE Diploma Award of Access to HE Diploma in Science, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 at Distinction (to include Biology and a second science) and 9 at Merit

Other requirements
  • Second science subjects include Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Science or Geography. Human Biology is accepted in lieu of Biology, but Biology and Human Biology cannot be accepted in combination as the two science subjects

  • GCSE Maths grade 4/C

     

     

English language 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

 

Fees

 

£9,250
Home students
2022 annual tuition fee
 
 
£25,670
Overseas students
2022 annual tuition fee
 
 

key dates

September start

Applications for places on courses starting the following September (except Medicine and Dentistry) should be submitted to UCAS between:

  • 1 September and 25 January to be guaranteed equal consideration with other applicants
  • 26 January and 30 June for further consideration, although we may not be able to consider your application if all the places on the course you’ve applied for have been filled

Applications for places on Medicine and Dentistry courses must be submitted between 1 September and 15 October.

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Expenses (GBP)

Tuition (per year)

25670

GBP

Application Fee

0

GBP

Program expenses

Study Care Insurance Plus: 32 /monthly
Enrolment Fee (non-refundable): 260 /once
Deposit: 1000 /yearly

University & General Expenses

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80

PTE
61.00
IELTS
6.50
TOEFL iBT
88.00

accommodation

The international undergraduate and postgraduate students at this university can use different types of accommodation options and live in a safe and vibrant environment to focus entirely on their studies and get the best result, also the students can use the cafes and bars gyms, and other living facilities, on the other hand, they can have an accommodation tour and Sheffield city tour to become familiar with their living environment and make the most suitable decision, as we said, this university offers various accommodation options with different fees like £6,782.58 to £10,210.62 for a rental place in the city for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and they can choose to have a private or shared room.

After Graduation

The international students can work up to 20 hours in part-time jobs in the UK, however, they must refer to their visa to see whether they have study and work permits or not, we recommend you to focus only on your education to get the best results and be able to find the most suitable jobs in the UK or the global market right after graduation, on the other hand, if the international applicants need extra financial help to pay for their tuition fee, living, and study expenses, they can find part-time jobs under some conditions, also if the students find related jobs to their educational fields (with the help of the university), they will obtain more real experience and skills aside from the theoretical knowledge that they acquire during their study period.

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BSc in Plant Sciences with Placement Year

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4-Year Bachelor's Degree

The University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

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25670

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Application Fee

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0

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Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80