Research course

Animal Sciences

University of Nottingham · Division of Animal Sciences

Entry requirements

PhD - 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

MPhil/MRes - 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The research focus of the school's Animal Sciences group is the physiology of reproduction in mammals, particularly in relation to improving or regulating fertility. Work is carried out mostly on domestic species, although occasionally wild populations are studied, and findings are related to human and animal medicine. Studies of the pituitary-ovarian-uterine axis, including oocyte development, folliculogenesis, ovulation, the formation of the corpus luteum, the maternal recognition of pregnancy and early conceptus development are carried out. Specific research areas are: oocyte development; follicle/oocyte interactions; ovarian tissues and biophysics; maternal recognition of pregnancy; social influences; nutritional influences; subfertility in dairy cattle; follicle growth and oocyte production.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months


full time
24 months


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Part-time available.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 748 6500