Biosciences taught courses






Key facts

  • The School of Biosciences is one of the strongest teaching and research centres for fundamental and applied biological and food science in the UK.
  • Number 1 research environment in the UK for agriculture, veterinary and food science (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • 97% of our work (in the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science) was judged to be of international quality (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Teaching and research

The school has consistently achieved high ratings in independent assessments of teaching and research.

The majority of our staff are involved in research, much of which is of a national and international level standing.

We have extensive links with companies and institutions working in the field of biosciences nationally and internationally, helping ensure our courses are relevant to industry.

The school undertakes research and teaching in diverse issues such as:

  • global food security
  • bioenergy
  • environment and its protection
  • growth, development and reproduction of plants, animals and microbes
  • production and preservation of agricultural and food commodities
  • food quality, health, nutrition and safety

Our programmes

The school offers a wide range of taught postgraduate MSc, PGDip courses and PGCert courses. Named MRes degrees also have a significant subject specific taught element.

Some of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to study at the University's Malaysia Campus.

Our facilities

The school benefits from state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities dedicated to the study of biosciences, including:

  • purpose-built plant, food science and bio-energy buildings
  • specialised laboratories
  • 24-hour learning resource centre
  • University farm and dairy centre.

Sutton Bonington Campus

The school is based on the Sutton Bonington Campus, a self-contained site only 20km south of Nottingham. The campus has its own accommodation, sports centre, social amenities and state-of the art teaching and research facilities dedicated to the study of biosciences.

The campus is also the location of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. Altogether there are some 2,000 students on campus, undergraduate and postgraduate, from over 30 countries.

Sutton Bonington is an easy bus or car journey to University Park Campus and on to Nottingham City, with free bus service connections between campuses. Two other major UK cities, Derby and Leicester are nearby. East Midlands International Airport is 7km away, plus there are fast rail links to London close by.


The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers
(Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2019, High Fliers Research).


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