Our four-year MBiolSci focuses on the ecology and conservation of living organisms with a focus on animals, plants and microbes and their interactions with humans and the environment. Specialist modules cover areas such as animal behaviour, evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, ecotoxicology, conservation, biodiversity and climate change. The MBiolSci is the three-year BSc plus a fourth year of specialist research training, similar to a masters course, working in our labs and field sites. Our academic reputation, and our proximity to the Peak District National Park – 555 square miles of extraordinary natural habitat – makes us a first-choice university for the study of ecosystems and the threats they face. Facilities to support our ecology and conservation work in the department include climate simulation chambers, experimental gardens, artificial ponds and labs for DNA analysis. 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 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.