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.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Animal and Plant Sciences has recently been awarded our second Silver Athena SWAN award for our commitment to equality and diversity.

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100 scholarships

The University of Sheffield has put aside £1 million to fund talented new postgraduate taught students in 2016.

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Have your say about studying at Sheffield

If you're a final year student, you can tell us what we've done well and what we could do better by completing the National Student Survey.

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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