Veterinary Medicine and Science, Ph.D. | University of Nottingham | Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ph.D. On Campus

Veterinary Medicine and Science

48 months
24500 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your skills and understanding of the latest veterinary research, at a University that's ranked 2nd in the UK for research power with the Veterinary Medicine and Science programme of the University of Nottingham.


About the Programme

The Veterinary Medicine and Science programme of the University of Nottingham is committed to addressing the key challenges of our age through research that has an impact. Our research 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.

Our Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD will give you specialist training in a broad range of topics. You'll learn the theory and practical techniques you'll need for a successful research career in veterinary medicine and science.You will design, plan and deliver an original and independent research project, with supervision and support from our research experts. Training in key skills is also provided. Skills you'll learn will depend on the nature of your chosen project.

Programme Structure

  • During the first year you will work on a report and a confirmatory review. The review will be a written report on your thesis and progress so far, including comments from your principal supervisor.
  • You will be required to attend a minimum number of formal and documented supervision sessions and submit a research portfolio detailing your formal and informal training records.
  • The confirmatory review must be passed to progress to the remainder of the PhD programme. If you do not pass the confirmatory review, you may be awarded an MRes degree instead.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 74 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants should apply as early as possible. 


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

UK students: 

  • 2:1 first degree in a relevant subject, or 2.2 first degree and a masters degree, both in a relevant subject.
  • Specific projects may also require that you hold a veterinary qualification.

EU / International students:

  • 2:1 first degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, or 2.2 first degree (or international equivalent) and a masters degree, both in a relevant subject.
  • Specific projects may also require that the applicant holds a veterinary qualification.
  • IELTS: 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

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.

International fees: £24,500 for low-cost, £28,000 for lab-based, £33,250 for high-cost lab-based or £38,000 for exceptional technically intensive or specialised projects with high consumable costs.

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.


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