School of Biosciences
Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning

Our teaching is divided into five themes - Agriculture, Animal, Food and Nutrition, Biotechnology and Environmental Science.

Approaches to learning

Our degrees are designed to feed students' curiousity about our biosciences subject areas from soil to health. 

  • Students learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, digital packages and fieldwork.
  • Dedicated personal tutors provide support and advice
  • Biosciences students are taught by active research scientists, bringing up to date knowledge into the curriculum 
  • We have extensive links nationally and internationally with companies and institutions in the field of biosciences. This ensures our courses are relevant to industry and prepare students for their future career.

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine. From the University Farm and Centre for Dairy Science Innovation to the paperless Super Lab, specialist glasshouses and Food Processing Facility, our continued investment in facilities ensures you learn in the most dynamic spaces.

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International collaboration and curriculum

Teaching links

We continuously develop and contribute to international teaching links with high quality institutions around the world.

The School has active links with countries on five continents, providing students with interesting, innovative and international study opportunities.

Student Mobility Partnerships

Study abroad opportunities for students are delivered through innovative programmes with internationally prestigious partners. As a founding member of the Universitas 21 network, Nottingham is able to offer fantastic worldwide mobility opportunities to students, as well as facilitating research and teaching collaborations among the network's institutions.

Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

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International Curriculum

We offer a curriculum that is internationally relevant by focusing on:

  • internationally-relevant examples and case-studies
  • developing internationally focussed portfolios of programmes
  • increasing language skills and competencies of students
  • providing generic provision with a global emphasis

Another aim of the international curriculum is to enable students to undertake learning components (optional or compulsory) that introduce them to a global theme. These components will be either integral to the programme of study, embedded within the curriculum of study, or as stand-alone generic modular components.

All students are able to access teaching on different topics, such as language, global cultures and society, global politics, global health, sustainable environment, or other globally-focussed topics.

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School of Biosciences

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

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