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

1st or 2.1 degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be considered; English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element) for clinical projects and 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) for science projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 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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