University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Veterinary Medicine and Science

We use a number of core technologies and instruments to perform our research including: Chromatography; DNA microarrays; flow cytometry and bioimaging; mass spectrometry; metabolomics; nuclear magnetic resonance; and biolog phenomics. Our studies are supported by state-of-the-art veterinary pathology laboratories. We also have all the standard analytical and project-specific equipment necessary for high-quality research, including that for cell culture, biochemistry, microbiology, electrophysiology and molecular biology. 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.

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. IELTS 7.0 with a minimum component score of 6.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 33 months
PhD Part-time - 45 months

Campus details

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

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