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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



Teaching Excellence Framework Gold logo

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Nottingham delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.


New course

Consumer Behaviour:
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.

Athena Swan Silver


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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). 



Latest news

Ranked 1st for our Agriculture and Animal Science courses in The Complete University Guide 2020

The University of Nottingham is ranked 1st for Agriculture & Forestry for the third year running in the Complete University Guide 2020

We are again ranked in 1st position for teaching in Agriculture by the Complete University Guide

We are again ranked in 1st position for teaching in Agriculture by the Complete University Guide. This represents 3 years running that UoN have held the top spot in the Combined University Guide for Agriculture.

MSc FPM students visited Kettleby Foods

It is based in Melton Mowbray, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals supplying major retailers, e.g. TESCO & Sainsbury.

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Upcoming events

Future Food Beacon Briefing

Our bi-annual briefing brings together Future Food Beacon researchers and collaborators to review research progress over the last six months.

NCMH Summer Lab Talks

Lab talks for postgraduate, postdoctoral and academic staff of the National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics, The Limes Building.

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School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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