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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biology Medical Ethics

Course type


Course Summary

The centre has extensive international experience of research in applied bioethics, biotechnology assessment and the sociology of science and technology. Our research is funded by the Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, European Union, BBSRC and other national research councils and charities. Research at the centre covers four main themes: Animal, veterinary, food and agricultural ethics, Ethical tool/frameworks (including the Ethical Matrix), Responsible research and biotechnology innovation, Human and animal health/welfare. The Bioethics group works closely with staff across the University of Nottingham including the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, and the School of Sociology and Social Policy. Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


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: £22,260, £28,260, £33,540 or £41,430.

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