UK top five for biological research

Research Excellence Framework 2014


We're deepening human understanding of organisms, ecosystems and the interdependencies of life to build a sustainable future.

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Take the first step towards your degree

See what it's like to study in Animal and Plant Sciences at one of our University open days. Find out about our undergraduate courses, and meet our staff and students.

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Our Graduates: Ben Cherry, environmental photojournalist

In a new video, find out how studying Zoology at the University of Sheffield led to Ben's award winning career as an environmental photojournalist.

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Mature Student Open Evening: 8th November

On Wednesday 8th November we're holding a free Open Evening for adults thinking about undergraduate university study. Find out about our exciting range of full and part-time courses.

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Study with us

Learn from leading scientists and discover how life works. Our overseas field courses will give you the ultimate study experience in biology, ecology, plant sciences and zoology.

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World-class research

We're one of the UK's leading centres for research in the life sciences. Our work spans the Arctic and the tropics, single cells and entire ecosystems.

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Partnerships

Partnerships with industry and other organisations help us use our research to tackle global problems. For example, we're collaborating with international partners to safeguard the world's most endangered birds.

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Bird conservation