University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Plant and Microbial Biology

This course develops students' research skills and their understanding of plant and microbial biology. Students work in a research community focused on doing novel and relevant research. Students get advanced training in research methods, generic skills and subject-specific techniques. They also develop a range of problem-solving, technical and communication skills. Teaching includes: seminars, workshops and research.

Entry requirements

A 1st or a 2.1 in a biology-related subject. Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced trends in biology; advanced biological analysis; research and study skills in biology; tutorials; literature review; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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