Research course

Agricultural Systems Management and Environmental 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 level; other qualifications may also be accepted

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Climate Change

We carry out research to understand how climate has varied over time, what has caused this variation, and how it has impacted on plant and animals, shaping evolution. In this way we use the past to understand how climate change will impact the natural world and the agro-ecosystems upon which we rely.

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions are also the ambition of the research we are doing to turn food and industrial waste products into either energy or soil amendments that offer long term carbon sequestration.

Ecology

Our research spans a wide range of topics in applied ecology, from microbes to insects to elephants. While we also contribute to the theoretical and empirical study of natural ecosystems, in most cases our research connects to anthropogenic issues related to agriculture, pollution and environmental change.

Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Using management science, modelling, statistical and survey-based approaches, research in Sustainable Agricultural Systems at the University of Nottingham aims first to improve our knowledge of how agricultural systems work; and second to help us understand and predict the impact of change on these systems – for example, change in farming practices or agricultural policy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    part-time study options are available.

Course contact details

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