Research course

Veterinary Medicine

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

All Postgraduate Research applicants should normally possess one or more of the following:

  • First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification (2:1 in the case of UK Research Council supported students).
  • In some cases a Masters qualification or equivalent is required

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Veterinary Medicine forms part of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences. Within the College, veterinary research has been developed in a broader scientific context, linked closely to medical and life sciences, facilitating a more integrated approach to global human and animal health. Within the School itself, our veterinary clinicians undertake a broad range of clinical veterinary research activity in equine, production and small animal medicine, developing new understanding, techniques and applications to improve clinical service provision, and wider industry & public health.

In the 2014 UK-wide Research Excellence Framework, veterinary research at Glasgow was ranked top amongst the UK veterinary schools for research quality with an outstanding contribution to societal impact globally.

PhD Research Programmes

  • Veterinary epidemiology
  • Advanced veterinary diagnostic imaging
  • Equine infectious disease
  • Equine, ruminant and poultry nutrition
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Small animal endocrinology, nutrition and obesity
  • Veterinary reproduction
  • Veterinary neurology
  • Veterinary oncology
  • Veterinary anatomic pathology
  • Veterinary public health
  • Small animal cardiology

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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