The world is changing and rapid growth in human population, combined with climate change pose major challenges to society, including inadequate food supply and spread of infectious disease.
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Our courses demonstrate how improved understanding of biology can overcome those challenges.
We focus on plants and animals, the production and preservation of agricultural and food commodities, food manufacture, nutrition, health and disease, biotechnology and food safety.
Biosciences at Nottingham
World changing science
Food and Nutrition BSc | MSci
Combine excellent scientific knowledge with in-depth understanding of the factors that influence consumer food choices.
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The school has been awarded Athena SWAN Silver, which recognises the advances we are making in gender equality.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science, 97% of work was judged to be of international quality and 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star).
We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science).
- Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits. At the Language Centre we focus on providing language modules with the emphasis on communication. The modules are supported by the virtual learning environment Moodle, digital classrooms and a Self Access Centre for independent learning.We offer 10 credit modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Slovene and Spanish. The levels range from Stage 1a (complete beginners) to Stage 6 (near native speaker competence). It is possible to improve existing skills or start a new language.
- We are delighted to announce 5 postdoc positions in Food Flavour, Sensory Science and Food Structure within the Division of Food Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
- The discovery of new bacteria-resistant plastics to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired-infections, one of the UK's most significant heritage regeneration projects, a one-in-a-million snail and keyhole surgery for jet engines were some of the research projects recognised at the University's Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018.
- Register today to attend our PhD information event on Wednesday 30 January, 1– 4.30pm.
- Professor Hon Wai Lam presents his inaugural lecture, make or break: constructing molecules using transition metal catalysis.