MSc in Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The total service fee for this program:

€ 499

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€ 99

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ABOUT

Specialise in one of three major areas: Ornithology, Plant and Crop Science or Biodiversity and Conservation, or choose to develop a wide range of knowledge across the biological sciences.
 

Course description

Our MSc trains you for a career in research or management around the world. You can specialise in one of our three pathways: Ornithology, Plant and Crop Science, or Biodiversity and Conservation, or you can choose to explore the breadth of organismal biological sciences.

Throughout your course, you’ll learn about fundamental concepts and key skills required within the discipline before applying what you’ve learnt in your literature review and Independent Research Project.

Ornithology: You’ll be equipped with the tools to sample avian diversity from cellular to population levels, learning about techniques including specimen handling and curation, DNA extraction and analysis, and geographic range mapping. You’ll also develop an understanding of the evolutionary and ecological processes that shape bird behaviour, beauty, and community composition, and of the large-scale conservation challenges that threaten the world’s birds.

Plant and crop science: Training is led by the experts behind the Institute for Sustainable Food. You’ll understand the key issues in global food security and explore how plants can truly influence global change.

Biodiversity and conservation: You’ll develop fundamental knowledge about today’s major conservation issues and the human and environmental drivers including marine plastics, urbanisation, tropical logging and the balance between sustainable food production and biodiversity.

Whichever path you choose, you’ll be learning about the latest research in the field, from experts who are making the discoveries first-hand.

You’ll conduct your own fieldwork in a location such as the Peak District and receive training in experimental design and data collection, giving you the key skills to plan and manage your own projects.

The biggest part of the course is the Individual Research Project. Here you’ll spend three months researching an area within the biological sciences that matches your future career aspirations, under the supervision of one of our world-leading researchers.

You could be field-based, lab-based or complete a computational data driven project which will give you an opportunity to apply the subject-specific knowledge and analytical skills that you’ve developed throughout your degree as well as developing new skills in the use of cutting-edge research methods.

Example research projects include:

  • How is call type or structure related to site level factors in an endangered parrot?
  • The grass family (Poaceae): a study system in phylogenomics
  • Genomics in ecology and evolution
  • The Peak District: a study system for biodiversity and management
  • The Heliconius butterfly (Heliconius sara): a model study system in biological sciences
  • Parasitic plants as agro-ecosystem engineers
  • The soil system

Modules

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

 

Field Biology
Advanced Data Handling and Analysis
Advanced Scientific Skills
Literature Review
Individual Research Project

 

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.

 

Duration

1 year full-time

Teaching

You’ll learn through a combination of practical and field classes, individual research projects, lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups.

Assessment

Most assessment is through coursework with some written examinations. Your assessment includes, but is not limited to, essays, extended project reports, policy briefing notes, online statistics exams, oral presentations and written grant proposals.

Your career

Graduates will develop the specialist knowledge and transferable skills to pursue careers working around the world or further study to PhD level.

Possible career paths include: working in biotechnology, agri-tech, or conservation and sustainability programmes within government science, NGOs including environmental bodies or wildlife trusts, or in industry. Inspiring the next generation as a university teacher, or solving pressing problems through research.

If you choose to continue your research training, graduates will be well equipped to pursue PhDs in ecology, evolution and conservation and beyond. Doctoral Training Programmes like Adapting to the Challenges of Changing Environment (ACCE) train PhD students in these areas.

 

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, in biological sciences or a related subject.

 

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

Pathway programme for international students

If you’re an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

 

 

Fees and funding

  • Home (2022 annual fee) : £13,000
  • Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £28,500

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you’re studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study.

 

key dates

September start

 

Monday 29 August 2022

Last date to request a deferral to September 2023 entry. You can request a deferral via your online application. We’re not able to consider deferral requests for applications to courses using our staged admissions process.

Friday 9 September 2022 (17:00 British Summer Time)

Applications close for September 2022 entry

Monday 17 October 2022

Last date to register for most courses 

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Expenses (GBP)

Tuition (per year)

28500

GBP

Application Fee

0

GBP

Program expenses

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

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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MSc in Biological Sciences

Biosciences

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

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Tuition
Deadline

28500

Deadline

Application Fee

Deadline

0

Deadline
Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80