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Find out what it's like to study molecular biosciences at the University of Sheffield

Student stories

Undergraduate degrees in molecular biosciences

Our courses on Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology are designed to give you the practical skills and scientific knowledge for an incredible career in the molecular biosciences. Experts in these disciplines are addressing some of the biggest challenges facing humanity, from antibiotic resistance and global food shortages to degenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's.

Entry requirements

All BSc and MBiolSci courses: AAA-AAB including two science subjects, typically including Chemistry

Entry requirements

Inspirational teaching

You'll start developing practical bioscience skills from the start of your course. Our students spend a day a week in our dedicated teaching laboratories, and regular analysis classes to learn how to interpret findings and handle data.

In third year, you'll be able to put these skills into practice with a major research project. On our four-year MBiolSci courses, there's an extra year of research training.

Lectures will cover the key concepts, and you'll get lots of opportunities to study topics in detail with supportive staff in small group tutorials.

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World-class facilities

Our dedicated teaching laboratories are set up so that you can learn from expert scientists and practice the molecular bioscience techniques you'll need throughout your course. For your research projects, you can work alongside professional researchers with access to state-of-the-art specialist equipment. 

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Research lab

Project in industry

Rhiannon Leyden-Preece

I am currently completing my fourth year as an industrial placement student at GSK, gaining a masters qualification whilst learning more about research and development in industry.

Rhiannon Leyden-Preece, 
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Harry Slingsby

The communication skills I developed on my course are particularly useful and the extra-curricular activities, particularly being on a sports team committee, also helped me develop skills I use now.

Harry Slingsby, Business and Technology Associate, Future Leaders Programme, GSK


Careers in molecular bioscience

A degree in molecular bioscience can open lots of doors, particularly in the pharmaceutical, agri-food and biotechnology industries where our graduates can apply their scientific knowledge. Many of our students continue their studies and become full-time researchers, and some go beyond science to use their analytical skills in the business world. Whatever path they choose, we know that 97% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Careers with a molecular bioscience degree


Sheffield – an extraordinary place

Choose Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a city that's one of the best in the UK for student life. Our students have voted us top in the Russell Group for student experience.

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The UK's number one students' union

Our students' union is consistently recognised as the best in the country. The entertainment and the social life are first rate. But the awards also reflect how effective our students' union is at representing students.

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Award-winning accommodation

Our accommodation has been voted top five in the UK for four years running. The residences are walking distance from campus and the city, and your bills, free internet and contents insurance are included in the package.

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