2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
We usually expect research experience and/or a postgraduate qualification, such as a MRes or MSc, for PhD study. Please contact us if you are in any doubt.
Months of entry
MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our range of research areas relate to animal health and welfare, environmental impact of livestock systems, and safety and quality of livestock products.
The school of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development has an internationally recognised centre of excellence in Animal Sciences, drawing on fundamental research and applying it to areas of societal, industrial and policy importance.
Our research primarily involves:
- farm livestock, domesticated animal and wildlife applied research
- integrated livestock system development and evaluation
- animal behaviour, health and welfare
- survival, health and efficiency of nutrient utilisation.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:
- Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Fees and funding
See our Fees and Funding page in the Programme information in our Prospectus online.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Director of Postgraduate Research
- +44 (0) 191 208 3593