Clinical Nutrition PhD

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Qualification
Clinical Nutrition PhD
Duration
3-4 years full time
Entry requirements
2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject
IELTS
6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
Please contact the school
Campus
Sutton Bonington Campus
School/department
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Overview

Internationally renowned for research on diet and health, metabolism ageing and disease and global food security, our core research themes are: developmental origins of disease, food allergy, prevention or utilization of food waste and efficient meat production.

External collaboration with academic institutes and industrial partners promotes knowledge transfer and use of our research in clinical or commercial environments.

Our research comprises a multidisciplinary team with skills in modern molecular techniques, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics and health psychology.

Recent research includes

  • Micronutrient deficiencies across the lifespan
  • Use of alternative nutrient sources as therapies for health and disease
  • Fetal programming and health
  • Diet-health interaction in man, including nutrient-gene interactions
  • Population based studies in human and dietetics.

During the PhD you will learn from some of the school's leading researchers and will undergo training in transferable skills which are critical to developing a career in research.

You will benefit from the school's dedicated careers and employability services who offer help and advice throughout your time at the Univeristy. You can access careers sessions, recruitment fairs and skills workshops.

The normal duration of PhD is either 36 or 48 months.

 

Facilities

Sutton Bonington Campus encompasses world-leading laboratories and specialist facilities for studying biosciences and veterinary medicine.

The campus, located 10 miles south of University Park, is home to over 2500 students. You will find everything you need to experience student life on campus including a dedicated Students’ Union, over 40 student-led societies, halls of residence, café, restaurant, bar, sports centre, library and Student Service Centre.

The campus has great national and international transport links, being located just 4km from the M1 motorway (London – Leeds), 5km from East Midlands Parkway (mainline railway into St Pancras International), and 8km from East Midlands International Airport.

IT facilities

We have an Information Services Learning Resource Centre (ISCRA) comprising a suite of computer resource areas, which is open 24-hours per day via the University smart card. All PC workstations are connected to the University’s data network, and through Joint Academic Network (JANET) to the internet. 

 

Research support

 

The school believes that formal training and guidance are critical components of the postgraduate experience and have developed procedures to ensure that both specific and generic training are available and that postgraduates avail themselves of these opportunities. Specific (project-related) training is provided by the supervisors and other staff within the school. Students can expect to have frequent contact with their supervisors, often on a weekly or even daily basis, and there is a formal requirement for at least 10 recorded meetings per year.

The Graduate School has prime responsibility for the delivery of the generic skills training and has a dedicated training team who provide a comprehensive generic research training programme comprising over 80 different courses. These courses include IT training, presentation skills, intellectual property rights, business studies, career management, research skills and techniques, the research environment and management and courses for students involved in teaching and demonstrating. Courses for students in their final year include writing their thesis and preparing for the viva and CV writing and interview skills. These courses are all designed to enhance the professional and personal skills of the student. Students select which courses to incorporate into their training plans following discussion of their training needs with relevant staff.

The Graduate School operates from the main campus of the University, in a dedicated and well equipped centre or ‘hub’ to provide central coordination, communication and leadership of postgraduate training. However, there is a dedicated postgraduate centre on the Sutton Bonington campus, where the School of Bioscience is located. 

 

 

Find a supervisor

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area. Details of research supervisors at the University can be found on our research A to Z.
 

Fees and funding

 

UK/EU students

The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research, these are, the Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas 21 funding. The Graduate School also holds a list of other sources of funding. Studentship opportunities are also available.

International students

International Students (outside the European Union) are advised to apply early (October – February) in the academic year to ensure consideration for available scholarships (ORS, International Office). However, as competition for international scholarships is very fierce students are advised also to seek out scholarship opportunities from within their own countries, or agencies such as the World Bank, British Council or ACU.

International Students should contact their nearest British Council Office or embassy for advice on financial assistance.

DFID Awards are available for international applicants from developing countries. See the Association of Commonwealth Universities web pages International applicants for information on DFID awards.

Government loans for doctoral study

The Government recently introduced doctoral student loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent research programmes. Applicants must ordinarily live in England.

Doctoral training programmes

Linked to research councils, doctoral training programmes offer funding opportunities connected to our research priorities.

International and EU students

Research scholarships are available for outstanding international and EU students. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

 
 

Careers

Visit the school page for additional opportunities.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2017, 100% of postgraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,000 with the highest being £65,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers** and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. 

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. 

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

** The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.

 
 

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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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