University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Veterinary Medicine and Science

During this course students receive individual tuition in their specialist field, as well as tailored research training and seminars. Close links with industry and clinical practice are encouraged, and many research projects include collaborative work. The programme includes regular meetings with supervisors. In the first year students will lay the foundations of their research by learning techniques, planning the structure of their work and starting to gather data, based on an agreed timetable.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good Honours degree (upper 2nd) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential, as is a good command of the English language. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least a 6.5 in each component.

Course modules

Research areas include: Infectious diseases and zoonoses; pathology; food safety and food security; epidemiology; nutrition; metabolic disease; animal behaviour; genetics; vaccinology; immunology; neurology; anatomy; orthopaedics; biomechanics; bio-imaging; welfare and ethics.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 30 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 60 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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