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Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD

Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-20

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Specialist study, postgraduate training and original and independent research on a specific topic under the supervision of academic members of staff in the school.

Research overview

A postgraduate doctoral degree (PhD) involves specialist study, postgraduate training and original and independent research on a specific topic under the supervision of academic members of staff in the school.

A PhD in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science may be in a broad range of topics. See below for our research areas.

In addition, the school hosts research centres that integrate with the research ambition of the School and the wider University:

  • Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC)
  • Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI)
  • Centre for Evidenced Based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM)
  • Centre for Applied Bioethics (CAB)

Research areas

Research within the school is focused on four strategic research areas:

  • One Virology
  • Translational Infection Biology
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Ruminant Population Health

Programme structure

Students undertaking the three-year postgraduate research degree within the school are expected to initially register for an MPhil degree and complete a structured training programme in the first year of study, before transferring to PhD in year two.

Progression through the period of study is closely monitored through regular meetings with the students’ supervisory committee and by reviews with an internal postgraduate progress committee in years one and two.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

International fees will be charged as follows: Low-cost research - £23,760, Laboratory-based research - £29,670, High cost laboratory-based research - £35,220, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £43,500. Fees vary depending on the nature of your research project.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; or hold a 2.2 (or international equivalent) and a masters degree, both in a relevant subject. We may also consider evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience. Specific projects may also require that the applicant holds a veterinary qualification.