UK top five for biological research and number one for biomedical research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

We study life at the molecular level. We're finding exciting new approaches in biology and training a new generation of highly skilled scientists.

100+ scholarships

The University of Sheffield has more than 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate taught students in 2017.

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Why we love Sheffield

Dr Adam Hodgson, who runs our MSc Human and Molecular Genetics course, has shared what he loves about Sheffield as The Sunday Times names the University of Sheffield one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK.

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Applying for undergraduate study?

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Study with us

Our fascinating BSc courses and accredited MBiolSci degrees span biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. MSc students come from all over the world to learn the latest advanced lab skills.

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World class research

We use the latest technology to better understand the molecular basis of human health and the environment. You can join us by applying for one of our PhD research or fellowship opportunities.

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Our staff and students have a wide range of industrial links, and are actively involved in taking our science to schools and the public. Read more here.

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