Ph.D. On Campus

Veterinary Science

University of Cambridge

36 months
32352 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Veterinary Medicine programme from University of Cambridge is carried out over a minimum of three and a maximum of four years (full time), including a probationary period of one year.  Each student is assigned a primary supervisor who will then assign an advisor or supervisory team to assist the student under their supervision.


The Department of Veterinary Medicine houses a wide range of skilled staff, facilities and equipment, and has a wide clinical patient group to support students' research.  It also has strong ties with world class groups elsewhere in the University and its surrounding Research Institutes. 

The Department has particular Research strengths in Disease Dynamics, Infection and Immunity,  Systems Pathology. There is a wide range of potential research subjects on offer: from mathematical studies to small and macromolecules, cells, tissues and model organisms to clinical patients.


Many research projects are carried out primarily within the Department, but part of your studies may occur elsewhere or even abroad, on this Veterinary Medicine programme from The  University of Cambridge.  Depending on the funder, some courses include lab rotations in the first year.  All students are expected to take part in the  Postgraduate School of Life Science’s Researcher Development Programme.

At the end of their first year of study, students are required to complete a satisfactory first-year report and assessment.  A short report is also expected at the end of the second year and students are expected to participate in Departmental events such as Seminars, Journal clubs and Research Days.   Final Examination is by submission and viva voce examination of a thesis.

Programme Structure

  • This is a degree by research and there is no formal teaching.  However, students may attend relevant training courses relating to their project in consultation with their supervisor.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Statement of Interest 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32352 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:  

  • National: £5,306 
  • International: £19,411

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 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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