Our four-year MBiolSci with a Year Abroad (BSc + 1 year MBiolSci) focuses on whole-organism biology - primarily animals, plants and microbes with some human biology. Specialist modules cover areas such as animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, conservation, climate change and molecular biology. A year of specialist research training completes this advanced, four-year course. In the Year Abroad programme, you spend your second year at a leading university in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong. This gives you first-hand experience of ecosystems outside the UK and their associated fauna and flora, such as coral reefs, boreal forests, temperate rain forests, high-mountains and deserts. By studying biological processes across plants, animals and microbes you'll gain an understanding of how organisms work at the molecular level, how they behave and interact with each other and their environment, how they evolve, and the role they play in the functioning of ecosystems. The course is flexible. There are numerous modules available, across all major areas of biology, so you can design your degree to suit your interests. There are also optional modules available in biomedical science, molecular and microbiology, even philosophy. You may need A Level Chemistry to take these modules. There are also optional field courses in the Peak District National Park (UK), Anglesey (UK), Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean, the tropical rainforest in Borneo and the plains of Tanzania. These run in the summer between the second and third year. The Times Good University Guide has put Sheffield in the UK top 5 for biosciences every year since 2009.