Understanding DNA is central to modern biology. It touches everything from cloning to genetic disorders and GM crops. Our degree covers the fundamental science and its implications for biotechnology, medicine and food. The four-year MBiolSci is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. It has more focus on lab skills than the three-year BSC and includes an extensive research project, based in the department or in industry. Sheffield offers plenty of flexibility: after the second year, you can switch to any other undergraduate course in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB), if you want to. The Times Good University Guide has put Sheffield in the UK top five for biosciences every year since 2009. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks us No 1 in the UK for medically related research. MBB graduates work in agrochemicals, food safety, forensic science, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.