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Ecology and Conservation Biology with Placement Year

The University of Sheffield

UCAS Course code C184

Overview

This five-year MBiolSci with Placement Year allows you to do a year-long, paid work placement between your second and third year. A year of specialist research training completes this advanced course.

You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement. You'll also have regular contact with your tutor and all the support you need from the University. We have a dedicated tutor to help you find a placement, and our Careers Service is on hand to offer support and advice.

On this degree you'll gain a conceptual and practical understanding of communities and ecosystems and the threats they face. Optional modules include molecular and evolutionary ecology, population biology and conservation principles.

We have excellent facilities for ecology teaching and research, including controlled environment chambers that simulate conditions ranging from the Tropics to the Arctic, experimental gardens and glasshouses, artificial stream systems, state-of-the-art equipment for DNA, bio-molecular and elemental analyses. The Peak District National Park and other habitats are within easy reach.

Your MBiolSci involves an extensive, individual research project similar to that of a masters degree. You'll work one-to-one with a member of academic staff. The project will build on your in-depth knowledge and skills. It's excellent preparation for a research-related career or higher degree.

There are optional field courses in the Peak District National Park (UK), Anglesey (UK), Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean and the tropical rainforest in Borneo

Award: Master of Biomedical Science (with honours)
Professional Qualification
4 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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University Ranking

Times HE UK: 13

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