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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As a member of the Russell Group, our commitment to teaching excellence and world-class research will help you reach your true potential. Apply now for clearing or adjustment. Your accommodation is guaranteed.

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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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Talking the Talk: Getting Science on Film

Our undergraduate students get to make their own wildlife documentaries with professional filmmakers. Find out more about this groundbreaking module, and see some of the films our students have made.

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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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