Research course

Industrial Physical Biochemistry

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

This MRes provides the technical knowledge and practical skills needed for research in industrial biochemistry. You'll gain experience of laboratory techniques used in the biopharma, healthcare and food industries.

The course consists of 60 credits of assessed taught modules, supplemented by research tutorials and 120 credits of assessed research.

In the taught modules, you will learn about biomolecular structure, properties and function. Entrepreneurial modules introduce you to a variety of creative problem solving techniques. You'll learn how to apply these techniques to develop, evaluate, and apply your ideas.

  • You will complete a 2-month group mini-research project. This can be done in The National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics which is based on campus.
  • There is also a 4-month research project which may take place on an industry placement or at the university.

The course is taught in conjunction with leading biopharma, healthcare and food companies. Examples include AstraZeneca, Arecor, Sanofi, GSK, Upperton Laboratories and Britvic.

The School of Biosciences 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

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559