Research course

Environmental Sciences

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMRes

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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

We research climate change and ecology. Our research looks at how climate has varied over time. We study what has caused this variation, and how it has shaped evolution. In this way, we use the past to understand how climate change will impact the ecosystems upon which we rely.

Our ecology research spans a wide range of applied topics from microbes to insects to elephants.

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 in the 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
    60-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MRes
    part time
    24 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