Research course

Conservation Biology

University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject

Months of entry

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

Course content

At Nottingham, we exploit our expertise in population genetics, animal behaviour/ecology, and evolutionary biology to explore a wide range of key research questions in conservation biology. Research projects in this area are likely to either involve intensive field work, laboratory experiments, or data analysis/mathematical modelling.

Having attracted more than £36m in grants over the last four-year Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) period, as well as funding from the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF), we have excellent facilities for genomics and post genomics including bioinformatics, imaging, micro-arrays, model organisms (amphibians, arachnids, bacteria, crustaceans, fish, flies, mammals, worms and yeast) mouse and zebrafish transgenics, proteomics and sequencing.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

International students are supported by ORS, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Scholarship and various University of Nottingham Scholarships. The International Office offers a range of scholarship opportunities and small number of Weston Scholarships are also available each year. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Elizabeth Wilson
+44 (0)115 823 0311
+44 (0)115 823 0313