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.

Entry requirements

2.1 degree; or equivalent; in a relevant subject; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience are considered.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Part-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,825 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0115 951 6464