Ph. D. On Campus

Veterinary Medicine

University of Nottingham

48 months
23000 GBP/year
4496 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The research of the Veterinary Medicine programme at University of Nottingham 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.


You will carry out your research under the supervision of one primary, and one secondary supervisor from our veterinary school. Both will be academic members of staff in the Veterinary Medicine programme at University of Nottingham  and will have university training on the responsibilities associated with being a postgraduate supervisor.

You may also have additional supervisors from specialist research facilities, other Universities, research institutes or from industry.

Researcher training and development

The Researcher Academy supports all postgraduate researchers at the University.

You can develop your research skills through:

  • paid work placements
  • training courses
  • public engagement opportunities

Career prospects and employability

Whether you are considering a career in academia, industry or haven't yet decided, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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.

We've developed and supported more than 150 veterinary postgraduate students in recent years. Many have gone on to work in academia, research, or further study.

Programme Structure

Our expertise at the Veterinary Medicine programme at University of Nottingham is made up of research groups and specialist research centres, including:

  • One Virology
  • Translational Infection Biology
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Ruminant Population Health
  • Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC)
  • Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI)
  • Centre for Evidenced Based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM)
  • Centre for Applied Bioethics (CAB)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students should apply as early as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A veterinary degree from an EAEVE accredited university in the EU. You must also be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

  • 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.
  • Prospective graduates will be considered, but you must have your RCVS membership number to apply.
  • Clinical projects 7.5 (7.0 in each element). Science projects 6.5 (6.0 in each element)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4496 GBP per year during 48 months.

International fees 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.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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