University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Fungal Biology

Fungal biology research focuses on yeasts, filamentous fungi and lichens; projects investigate the physiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics and genomics of these organisms, for example in the use of fungi as cell factories for the production of proteins and pharmaceuticals; other areas include stress response mechanisms and cell individuality in yeasts and filamentous fungi; the genetics of sexual reproduction in pathogenic fungi and those used in the biotechnology and food sectors; and the epigenetic control of gene transcription.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in a relevant subject such as a biological-related subject; or professional experience is considered; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 in TWE are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
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0115 951 5559