We recruit a number of international students to our PhD, Mphil and MRes postgraduate training programmes each year. We also offer an integrated four-year PhD programme in which emphasis is placed on taught modules in the first year.
Information about our major research interests and supervisors can be obtained by clicking on one of the links in the research pages or people pages. Most supervisors have a detailed research page that can be accessed from their individual contact page.
Students are advised to name no more than three potential supervisors (in order of preference) on an online application form and write a short paragraph outlining the reasons for each choice.
Scholarships providing partial support are available. However, these are quite limited in number and are awarded on a competitive basis to high quality candidates, usually ranked among the top 5% of applicants to the University of Nottingham. Where possible, applicants should seek scholarships from their native country or from organisations such as The Association of Commonwealth Universities . Other links below provide further information on funding opportunities and scholarship application procedures.
Student Support and Welfare
The School of Biology is both an exciting and welcoming place in which to study. We hope that your degree will be a happy and rewarding experience, but understand that beginning a new course is a big commitment and can seem a little daunting!
As such, we have several systems to support you should you encounter any problems, whether academic or personal. Should you need support with your studies, or advice on health, family issues, financial worries or housing concerns, there is a dedicated team able to offer advice.
You are always welcome to talk to your project supervisor or advisor, though if you prefer you can talk to the head of postgraduate teaching, Professor David Archer, or Dr. Sara Goodacre who are both on hand to offer support and are happy to advise students at any point during the course of their studies.
Training and Development
The University of Nottingham supports a dynamic learning environment for its postgraduate students. With support from the School of Biology, the University's Graduate School is charged with promoting the highest standard of development opportunities for postgraduate students. A range of development and researcher training is detailed in the Graduate School website.
Both the Graduate School and Faculty Graduate Centre provide careers support. They are also involved in a number of placement initiatives, and will arrange internship opportunities where possible.
For further details of any of our courses use the contact details below:
The School of Biology
The University of Nottingham
t: +44 115 8230311
f: +44 115 9513311