Our four-year course is designed to give you the best start for a career in industrial or academic research. The course is about animals, their evolution and their interactions with each other, the environment and biodiversity conservation. It spans microbes, invertebrates, birds, fish, mammals and humans. You’ll learn how they evolved, how their physiology works, how they behave and how they respond to global change. You’ll discover how their biodiversity is maintained and lost, and use this knowledge to help address important issues such as tropical wildlife conservation, disease outbreaks and maintaining functioning ecosystems. The first three years of your course will have the same structure as the BSc, with your fourth year devoted to a major research project in the field or in the lab, focused on everything from genetics to biodiversity and climate change, you’ll work alongside our world-leading zoologist academics. You'll cover three main themes at Sheffield:
- their comparative physiology - the functional characteristics of animals
- their evolutionary biology - how animals adapt to their environment
- their behaviour, ecology and conservation - how animals interact with their environment and each other to support biodiversity on the planet.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding
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