MPhil and PhD, MSc by Research
As part of the Norwich Research Park, which includes the John Innes Centre, the Sainsbury Laboratory, the Institute of Food Research and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust, the School of Biological Sciences offers an outstanding environment in which to carry out research across the whole of the life sciences.
Currently the Norwich Research Park houses over 300 research postgraduates in the life sciences. Research in the School is supported by grants and contracts of ca £34 million and the School's laboratories most of which have recently been refurbished are equipped to the highest standards. We have strong collaborations with our other affiliated institutes which include the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
Research in the school is organised into four general themes: cells and tissues, molecules and pathways, plant sciences and organisms and the environment. We offer a range of postgraduate research courses which will enable you to follow your interests to a high academic standard.
Environment East NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (EnvEast DTP)
EnvEast a new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), a collaboration between the Universities of East Anglia, Kent and Essex and 9 other core partners, has been awarded £5 million from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to fund over 60 PhD studentships over the next 5 years to train the next generation of environmental, earth and ecological scientists. As one of 15 new DTPs in the UK, EnvEast will enrol its first students in October 2014.
World Class Future Science
Norfolk is home to a cluster of internationally-renowned research organisations. They are working together to tackle the major challenges facing all of us in the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment; our food supplies and healthy ageing. There are over 2500 scientists working to find realistic and practical solutions; who then have the infrastructure and support to translate these discoveries into commercially successful business.