Animals, Plants and Ecosystems courses

If you have a strong interest in biology, and a passion for creating and refining our knowledge about the living world, working on novel solutions to biological problems and developing your scientific creativity, one of our masters courses in Animals, Plants and Ecosystems may be for you.

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Biodiversity and Conservation MSc

Develop fundamental knowledge about today’s major conservation issues and their human and environmental drivers including marine plastics, urbanisation, tropical logging and the balance between sustainable food production and biodiversity with our MSc Biodiversity and Conservation course.


Biological Sciences MSc

Train in the breadth and depth of whole-organism biology. Choose to develop a wide range of knowledge across the discipline, or specialise within one of three major areas: Evolutionary Biology, Plant and Crop Science, or Biodiversity and Conservation.


Ecology and Environment MRes

Further our understanding of how we maintain ecosystems in the face of environmental change with our uniquely research-focussed MRes Ecology and Environment course. Your masters includes funding for your research project which can cover field or laboratory costs in the UK or abroad.


Evolution and Behaviour MRes

Work alongside students and staff who are at the forefront of research into how organisms have evolved and how they behave with our MRes Evolution and Behaviour course. Your masters includes funding for your research project which can cover field or laboratory costs in the UK or abroad.


Plant and Microbial Biology MRes

Research plants and microbes from every angle in the University of Sheffield's Institute for Sustainable Food or spend six months on an industrial placement with our MRes Plant and Microbial Biology course.


Sustainable Agriculture Technologies MSc

The MSc Sustainable Agricultural Technologies programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge needed to understand the challenges of sustainable agriculture, and the skills to pursue an exciting career in the agronomy sector.

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A masters from Sheffield means in-depth knowledge, advanced skills and the confidence to achieve your ambitions.