Research course

Animal Health

University of Cambridge · Broom's Barn Research Station

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

We offer full-time and part-time research PhD (three/five years) degrees.

Students are required to undertake specialist and generic training offered at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and are eligible to undertake further courses offered by the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Postgraduate studentships are normally offered through the successful funding of external peer-reviewed grant applications from funding bodies. These include:

  • BBSRC DTP Programme
  • Horseracing Betting Levy Board
  • the Horse Trust
  • and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

Available studentships are advertised on the Trust's website as they become available.

The PhD includes a probationary period of one year, and final examination requires submission and viva voce of a thesis (max. 60,000 words).

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU: £7,857
International students

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course. For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below:

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Dr Mark Vaudin
+44 (0)1638 751000