What will I learn?

Research overview

Develop your skills and understanding of the latest veterinary research, at a University that's ranked 2nd in the UK for research power.

We are committed to addressing the key challenges of our age through research that has an impact. Our research spans across species, improving the health and welfare of animals. From reducing lameness in sheep using technology, understanding cancer, cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, to how viruses and bacteria work, so we can better understand and treat them.


Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Which department am I in?

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
International fees will be charged as follows: low-cost research - £23,000, laboratory-based research - £26,500, high cost laboratory-based research - £31,500, exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £36,000.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022


Sutton Bonington Campus

Lenton Lane,


NG7 2NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

A veterinary degree from a UK university. You must also be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Prospective graduates will be considered, but you must have your RCVS membership number to apply. Non-EU graduates who are RCVS members may be considered but will be subject to higher tuition fees which may not be covered by any award. Clinical projects 7.5 (7.0 in each element). Science projects 6.5 (6.0 in each element).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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