University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

A relevant Bachelor's degree with Honours; or equivalent; where English is not 1st language an IELTS test of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element; or a TOEFL paper-based test score of 550 or computer-based test score of 213 (the basic TOEFL test result for either paper or computer test to include the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 4) or equivalent are required.

Course modules

Research areas include: Development of farm and sector-level programming models; impact of climate change on future sustainability and performance of arable and livestock farming systems; development of appropriate farmer adaptation strategies to environmental, market and policy change; impact of farming systems on nitrogen loss and emissions of global warming gases; trade-offs between economics, energy and emissions from the farm level production of feedstocks for second generation bioenergy production; digestible potential of straw for second generation biofuels, encompassing aspects of grower decision making; development of least-cost farming strategies to reduce pollution from agriculture; risk management in agriculture; estimating and explaining variation in technical efficiency; analysis of machinery depreciation rates; examining farm to retail price linkages; understanding consumer knowledge and attitudes towards sustainable food product; analysis of livestock prices through different market mechanisms; the role of benchmarking in rural business management; sustainable soil management and remediation; rhizosphere biophysics; hydropedological applications of X-ray micro computed tomography, geochemistry and morphological assessment of permeable reactive barrier longevity; zeolite dissolution kinetics; trace element dynamics in soil-plant systems; plant uptake of heavy metals and radionuclides from contaminated soils; use of stable metal and metalloid isotope tracers to parameterise geochemical models; development of models to support environmental decision making; methods for the development of environmental models; ecological and physiological effects of veterinary drugs in the environment; biochar in sustainable agriculture; plant environment interactions and the development of quantitative palaeoclimate proxies based on plant fossils.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 4 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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