Animal and Plant Sciences courses

All of our degrees give you cutting-edge training in the theory and practice of whole-organism biology, based on world-leading advances in science. We offer an exceptional range of modules covering the breadth and depth of biological science.

We have four main programmes – Biology, Zoology, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Plant Sciences – and they all come with lots of options. You might add an extra year of research experience, spend a year abroad, or spend a year on placement testing out a potential career path.

Biology – BSc, MBiolSci, Placement Year and Year Abroad

UCAS codes: C100 / C109 / C105 / C104 / C101 / C10C

Breadth, depth and freedom – that’s what makes our Biology courses unique. Our huge range of modules means you can specialise as much or as little as you like.

– BSc, MBiolSci and Placement Year

UCAS codes: C300 / C309 / C305 / C304

Zoology spans invertebrates, birds, fish, humans and other mammals: how they evolved, how they behave, and how they respond to global change.

Ecology and Conservation Biology
– BSc, MBiolSci and Placement Year

UCAS codes: C180 / C189 / C185 / C184

Ecology and Conservation Biology is about the ecosystems across the planet that are under threat, and what we can do to save them.

Plant Sciences
– BSc, MBiolSc and Placement Year

UCAS codes: C200 / C209 / C205 / C204

Plant Sciences emphasises the central role of plants in the natural world, from fundamental plant biology, to evolution, photosynthesis and disease.

BSc Biosciences with Foundation Year (C900)

via Science and Engineering Foundation Year

UK students

If you want to study biosciences, but don't meet the entry requirements to go straight into the first year, our Biosciences with Foundation Year is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to succeed at university. After successfully completing the one-year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of your chosen degree.

Biology with Foundation Year

via Department for Lifelong Learning

Mature students

The foundation year offers students with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in our department. It is designed to build your confidence and give you the essential knowledge of the subject.

BSc Environmental Science MEnvSci Environmental Science

UCAS codes: F902 / F900 via Geography

This course brings together the whole-organism biologists here in Animal and Plant Sciences, and experts in the University of Sheffield's Department of Geography, to give you a solid foundation in environmental science.

You can specialise in global change, environmental biosciences or environmental geosciences, or take a more general route through your degree.