The programme consists of a combination of research skills training provided together with supervised independent research, leading to completion of a PhD or an MRes thesis.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences (Doctoral Training Programme) PhD
The BBSRC DTP provides PhD students with a world-class training programme and a wide range of skills development to prepare them for a successful research career in biotechnology and...Read more
Neuroscience degrees at Nottingham seek to answer the modern day problems that faces research into the brain and nervous system.
These programmes consist of a combination of research...Read more
The Virus Research Group investigates the pathology, natural history and molecular biology of persistent viral infections.
Current research programmes focus on the pathology and treatment...Read more
For a full list of our funded PhDs please visit:
Several PIs offer PhD programmes in their research area. These include:
Dr L Leach: How human blood vessels grow and what makes blood...Read more
PhD Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Application is part of the Midlands Energy Consortium and is run in collaboration with the Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research at the University of Birmingham. ...Read more
World renowned for our research in diet and health, metabolism ageing and disease, and food security. Our skills include molecular techniques, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics and health psychology. ...Read more
The School of Life Sciences has many research groups doing pioneering work in genetics, ranging across a broad diversity of relevant topics. These are divided below into opportunities...Read more
We support interdisciplinary research on applied science topics. This means that we can help you to move into the field of bioethics.
Our research areas cover four main themes:
Animal, veterinary,...Read more
PhD programme allows students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training.
Given the broad range of interests...Read more
Research in this area will examine systems responsible for maintaining genome integrity and securing accurate chromosome transmission in bacteria, archaea, yeast and vertebrates. ...Read more
The molecular approach to studying biological systems has underpinned huge advances in knowledge and promises much for the future in the understanding and application of biological principles. ...Read more
The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant research environment which provides a focus for biological and biomedical research at the University of Nottingham. The wide-ranging interests...Read more
Our research studies individual organisms at a genetic and biochemical level. We also use metagenomics to examine the complex interactions in microbial populations. This is applied to:
improve gut...Read more
You can study a PhD in Biosciences as a stand-alone degree or in any of our research themes:
Soil and environment
Plant and crop
Animal and livestock
Food and drink
Nutrition and...Read more
In the microbiology research group we are researching novel strategies to fight against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. We are doing this by understanding the molecular...Read more