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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Sheffield ranked 19th in the world for ecology

The University of Sheffield has been ranked 19th in the world (5th in the UK) for Ecology in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

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Find out what it's like to study in Animal and Plant Sciences. Explore our web pages to discover our undergraduate courses, and read some student stories to see what our current students and graduates think.

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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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