University of Sheffield - Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

The Department of Animal and Plant Sciences is home to one of the biggest communities of whole-organism biologists in the UK. Our research covers animals, plants, humans, microbes, evolution and ecosystems, in habitats ranging from the polar regions to the tropics. This work aims to shed new light on the fundamental processes that drive biological systems and help solve pressing environmental problems.

Researchers work closely with organisations ranging from the UK Environment Agency and the Royal Horticultural Society, to Heineken and Shell. We're developing fundamental understanding of biological processes at scales from the molecular to the global, drawing on techniques as diverse as DNA sequencing and remote sensing, and applying this understanding to critical environmental problems.

We are training the next generation of biologists through our range of undergraduate degrees in biology, ecology and conversation biology, plant sciences and zoology: Undergraduate study

We also run a number of masters courses in Animal and Plant Sciences, and recruit new PhD students to support our research across our specialisms: Postgraduate study

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Professor Michael Siva-Jothy
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S10 2TN
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Students by Subject Area (UK and EU / International)

Subject Area Diploma FdSc BSc Masters PhD
Marine ecosystems 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 0 5 / 0

Funding by Source

Funding Proportion
Natural Environment Research Council 60-79%
Foundations, charities 20-39%
European Community 0-19%