Ph.D. On Campus

Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Surrey

48 months
22700 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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As a student in the Veterinary Medicine and Science programme at the University of Surrey you’ll work alongside academic staff with different areas of interest and expertise. These include applied clinical research, fundamental science, inherited and infectious diseases and pathology.


What you will study

The Veterinary Medicine and Science programme at the University of Surrey is research-based, so you’ll spend most of your time developing a research question, conducting original research, analysing your results and writing up your research findings, all under the guidance of your project supervisors.

Current students are researching topics including:

  • Disentangling the role of Ascaris β-tubulin isotypes in the emergence of anthelmintic resistance
  • Rabies epidemiology and control
  • The role of the microbiome and circulating endothelial cells in the pathobiology of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV).
Depending on the nature of your research project, you might do computational analysis work at a desk, experimental work in a laboratory, a clinic, in the field, or a combination of these. You can work on your project onsite at the School of Veterinary Medicine or at a collaborating institution. If you do work from a collaborating institution, you’ll need to come to the University of Surrey periodically to attend training sessions, examinations and meet your supervisors.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Clinical sciences, including biomarkers of neoplasia, biomechanics, orthopaedics, neurology, nutrition and youngstock health and production. 
  • Education, including clinical skills, communications and professionalism and technology enhanced learning. 
  • Epidemiology and public health, including animal health surveillance, food chain health and interactions with animals and people.  
  • Pathology and infectious diseases, including antimicrobial resistance, comparative pathobiology, disease intervention, emerging pathogens, food-borne pathogens, host-pathogen interactions and neuropathobiology. 
  • Preclinical sciences, including cardiology, design-based stereology, musculoskeletal biology and physiology and neuroscience.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22700 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £11,400

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 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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