Research course

Nutritional Sciences

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMRes

Entry requirements

PhD/MPhil/MRes: 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject with a Merit at masters; other qualifications may also be accepted

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

The overarching theme of the division is the scientific understanding and improvement of nutrition for both humans and animals.

The main areas of research include:

  • control and manipulation of the nutritional and processing quality of animal and plant products, including texture of fruit and meat products
  • nutritional enhancement of fat and protein content in animals
  • control of growth of farm animals, especially nutrient-gene interactions and synchronising the supply of energy and nitrogen
  • nutritional evaluation of feed for animals, such as the effect of dietary tannins on parasitic infections
  • fetal programming and health
  • diet-health interactions in man, including nutrient-gene interactions
  • the effect of dietary fatty acids, cholesterol and antioxidants on the development of atherosclerosis
  • the molecular basis of food based allergy
  • population based studies in human nutrition and dietetics
  • food authentication

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559