36 months
25670 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Ecology and Conservation Biology course at University of Sheffield explores how humans, animals and plants interact with each other and their environment, and how this determines their abundance, distribution and the biodiversity we see on the planet.  

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In the Ecology and Conservation Biology programme from University of Sheffield you'll learn about how humans impact ecological interactions, the climate crisis, biodiversity and sustainability, as well as what we can do to manage natural resources in the face of changing environments.

Key Features  

  • Alongside your specialist ecology and conservation modules, from your first year you’ll have the flexibility to study topics across the breadth of biology to complement your knowledge. 
  • Topics range from plant science, biotechnology and zoology, to neuroscience, genetics and physiology. This flexibility allows you to study ecology and conservation in greater depth, broaden your interests or even switch to another biosciences degree programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Skills for Biologists 
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems, Climate and Environmental Change
  • Evolution
  • Genes in Populations 
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels + additional qualifications | ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in the EPQ; ABB, including Biology and a second science + B in Core Maths
  • International Baccalaureate | 34, 6, 5 in Higher Level Biology and a second science
  • BTEC | DD in Applied Science (with Distinctions in all Biology units if Biology not offered at A Level) + A in an A Level science
  • Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher | AAABB, including a science subject + B in Biology 
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AA in Biology and a second science
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a Science Subject with 45 at level 3 including 36 credits at Distinctions to include Biology and a second science, and 9 credits at Merit. Applicants are considered individually.
  • Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25670 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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