Research course

Plant and Crop Sciences

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMRes

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

Our internationally acclaimed plant and crop science research focuses on crop plants of global importance.

We have a large multi-national team of scientists covering a wide range of research areas. We have extensive glasshouses, polytunnels and field trial sites.

We investigate molecular mechanisms in plant cells that control important developmental processes. Research using model plants provides insights into genes that control important agronomic traits. Our goal is to use this knowledge to improve crop quality and performance.

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