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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

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity - 13-20 February

University of Nottingham academics are taking part in a festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths across Nottingham.

Nottingham Periodic Table - have your say!

To mark the International Year of the Periodic Table, the University of Nottingham is creating a Nottingham version of the Periodic Table and is asking people to help by providing their suggestions of Nottingham related replacements for the chemical elements.

Pride in STEM Research Showcase - Loughborough University

The Pride in STEM Research Showcase at Loughborough University on 13 February 2019 will present some of the diverse research being carried out by LGBT+ researchers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields.

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Upcoming events

Research Seminar Series

15/03/2019 - 01/05/2019

Biosciences postgraduate open evening

Join us on Saturday 10 March 2018 to find out about the exciting and diverse range of postgraduate masters courses offered at the School of Biosciences.


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School of Biosciences

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

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