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.

Tim Birkhead

Egg mythbuster: Why some eggs are pear shaped

Guillemot eggs are widely considered one of the most beautiful and extraordinary eggs in the bird world. Now Professor Tim Birkhead has debunked a centuries-old myth about why they have such a peculiar shape.

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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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Your undergraduate degree

Learn how whole organisms work and how they interact with their environments – from evolution, genetics and reproduction to ecology, sustainability and climate change.

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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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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