Research course

Biosciences

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMRes

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Entry requirements

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

You can study a PhD in Biosciences as a stand-alone degree or in any of our research themes:

  • Soil and environment
  • Microbiology
  • Plant and crop
  • Animal and livestock
  • Food and drink
  • Nutrition and health
  • Fundamental biology
  • Advanced technologies
  • Sustainable agriculture

Our unique structure encourages researchers to work across different themes. This enables multi-disciplinary approaches to bioscience research. It also aids collaborations with partners all over the world.

Explore our research themes

You can study a MRes qualification. You can do this as a stand-alone degree in Biosciences or in one of the following areas:

The School of Biosciences research website contains more information on our research areas. You will also find academic contact details and research interests. You should identify a supervisor to work with and contact them before making a formal application.

Department specialisms

The school is ranked the number 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science Research Excellence Framework 2014. 97% of our work in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science was judged to be of international quality.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

We are ranked 8th in the UK for research power (2014).

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (6.0 in each element)

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