Taught course

Industrial Physical Biochemistry

University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences

Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides graduates with an advanced knowledge and understanding of Physical Biochemistry, with particular relevance to industry.

Focusing upon technical knowledge and practical skills, the course is ideal for those wishing to pursue careers in research or develop a leading career in the fields of Physical Biochemistry.

Key facts:

  • The school is ranked the no.1 research environment in the UK (for Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) in the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework). 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science ) was judged to be of international quality.
  • The National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynmics is based within the school, in the Food Sciences research group.
  • Specialist facilities in the school relevant to industrial physical biochemistry include analytical ultracentrifugation, light scattering, protein and carbohydrate biochemistry, and access to Surface Plasmon Resonance, Atomic Force Microscopy, Fluorescence, X-ray crystallography and NMR facilities.
  • Computing facilities within the School are excellent. PCs are extensively used and students will become familiar with word processing, the use of spreadsheets and data analysis and presentation. Advice on mathematical analysis, statistical design and computer programming is provided.

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

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 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 Bioscience's web pages.

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 748 6500