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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Sutton Bonington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

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:

  • Agricultural Systems Management
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Food Sciences
  • Microbiology

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.

Study as a stand-alone degree or with a pathway in any of our research themes.

Research overview

The PhD in Biosciences can be taken in any of our research themes. We are home to multi-disciplinary teams of agricultural, environmental, plant, animal, food and nutrition scientists.

You can study for an PhD in Biosciences as a stand-alone degree or in the following areas: Agricultural Systems Management and Environmental Sciences, Animal Sciences, Food Sciences and Microbiology

Some of the programmes offer the opportunity to study at the University's Malaysia Campus.

Research areas

Research in the school is grouped into nine themes:

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

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 103 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    136 60%

    42nd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    90th

    27

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