University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Reproductive Biology

Research encompasses a range of complementary projects designed to investigate: fertility in dairy cows, environmental and nutritional influences on reproductive function across species (e.g. sheep, dogs, humans) and intra-uterine influences on postnatal wellbeing. Ongoing mechanistic studies are focused on ovarian biology and function, sperm physiology and fertilisation, embryo-uterine interactions during early pregnancy, effects of environmental chemicals on gonadal development and function, foetal programming of adult disease and dysfunction; technologies include post-genomic gene expression analysis including epigenetics, localisation of genes and gene products, explant and primary cell culture, cellular and whole animal imaging and whole animal in-vivo physiology.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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