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

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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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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PhD scholarships

Our research influences policy, changes lives and helps us to understand the world. We’ve got £8 million to fund PhD students who really shine. If you’re among the brightest and best in your field we want to hear from you.

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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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Field course

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