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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

We are internationally renowned for our research. We have in key strengths in food flavour chemistry and flavour perception. Our research covers all levels of food and drink production. Starting with raw materials, through processing to consumer preference, and subsequent effects on the body.

Major research interests are:

  • food flavour and sensory science
  • food microbiology and safety
  • food allergy and protein expression
  • alternative proteins

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The fee for international students undertaking a Research Degree in the School of Biosciences will be one of the following depending on the nature of your project: £24,990, £29,670, £35,220 or £43,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 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.