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).
- The next in the series of Redressing the Balance Fora is on Wednesday 30th May.
- Martin Broadley, in collaboration with Louise Anders of the British Geological Survey, has won the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2018 award for international impact. This is a great accolade for Martin and colleagues, whose world-leading research is changing lives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Congratulations to Martin and all who are involved in this brilliant work!
- Henry Scholefield, a second-year student studying BSc (Hons) Agriculture at the University of Nottingham is the winner of the Beef Student of the Year award presented by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society in Birmingham yesterday, 23 April. He received a £1,000 award, whilst the university he represented was presented with £1,000 towards a beef educational project.
- 24/10/2018 - 03/07/2019