University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Veterinary Medicine

The university department undertakes research encompassing basic and applied biomedical and veterinary sciences, ranging from molecular sciences to whole animal research, clinical science and comparative medicine; research activities are sub-divided into 4 key themes: infection and immunity (bacterial pathogenesis, virology, disease dynamics and epidemiology); neurosciences (nervous system repair, cell biology of the nervous system and prion studies); genetics (canine and comparative inherited disease genetics and oncogenetics); pathobiology of whole organisms (animal welfare, physiology and clinical sciences).

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS overall band score 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in speaking, listening and writing and 6.5 in reading, or other acceptable test).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a thesis and oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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