University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Animal Population Health and Welfare

A PhD degree 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. Progression through the period of study is closely monitored through regular meetings with the students' supervisory committee and by reviews with an international progress committee in years one and two. The aim of the Population Health group is to develop outstanding health and welfare in domestic animals with a current emphasis on endemic diseases of dairy cattle. The group�s activities include fundamental and applied research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical disease investigations and knowledge transfer to the veterinary profession and farming industry. Current research interests include: epidemiological approaches to controlling mastitis using Bayesian approaches to modelling and prediction; investigation and control of lameness; the use of biotechnology such as pedometers and global positioning; the effects of nutrition on health and production.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class degree or equivalent in a relevant subject; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: for clinical projects: IELTS 7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element, paper-based TOEFL 630 with a TWE of 5.0, computer based TOEFL 267 with no less than 5.0 in essay writing, or IBT TOEFL 109 with no less than 22 in each element; for science projects: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, paper-based TOEFL 573 with a TWE of 4.5, computer based TOEFL 230 with no less than 4.5 in essay writing, or IBT TOEFL 88 with no less than 19 in each element.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Part-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sutton Bonington Campus Loughborough LE12 5RD East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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