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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.


Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

The School of Veterinary Medicine is home to a vibrant research community and benefits from strong links with leading research institutions, veterinary practices and the wider veterinary industry. At Surrey, our academics are engaged in forward-thinking research employing cutting edge technologies to investigate important issues relating to animal health. There is also a strong focus on the ‘One Health’ theme linking human and veterinary medicine across the disciplines. As a PhD student at Surrey, you’ll receive individual tuition in your specialist field. Close links with industry and clinical practice are encouraged, and many of our projects are directly sponsored by industry. Students will benefit from the outstanding facilities within the new School of Veterinary Medicine - due to open autumn 2015 - including research and teaching laboratories, world-class Veterinary Clinical Skills Centres and a Veterinary Pathology Centre with high containment laboratories.

In this course students can also access the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences’ core technology programme that supports equipment-intensive research technologies and promotes their use in multidisciplinary research. The core facilities include Chromatography, DNA Microarrays, Flow Cytometry and Bioimaging, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Biology Phenomics. All the standard analytical and project-specific equipment necessary for high-quality research is also available, including that required for cell culture, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, electrophysiology, bio-imaging and molecular biology. At the core of our PhD programmes are the regular meetings that you’ll have with your supervisors. In the first year, you will – with the guidance and support of your supervisors – lay the foundations of your research by learning techniques, planning the structure of your work and starting to gather data, based on an agreed timetable.

In this course your supervisors will guide you on how to present at conferences and the process for publishing your research. The research areas are Infectious diseases and zoonoses; Pathology; Food safety and food security; Epidemiology; Veterinary public health; Nutrition; Metabolic disease; Animal behavior; Genetics; Vaccinology; Immunology; Neurology; Anatomy; Orthopaedics; Biomechanics; Bio-imaging and Welfare and ethics. Examples of positions achieved by our students after earning their postgraduate qualification with us include: Molecular Microbiologist - Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency; Veterinary Microbiologist - University of Surrey and Research Scientist - Pirbright Institute.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Full time | University of Surrey | 48 months | OCT-17

Study mode

Full time


48 months

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Students should have a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable.

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