Research course

One Health (Veterinary)

University of Liverpool · University of Liverpool

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MPhil must normally be a graduate in science, veterinary science or another appropriate subject. For a PhD, it is usual for the University to insist on an initial registration for the degree of MPhil for the first year of your study and then to upgrade your studies to PhD level if you are progressing satisfactorily. The programme of research takes at least two years full-time (usually three years) or at least four years part-time, although special permission may be given to undertake one year outside the University. Normally, a full-time PhD programme involves three-four years study.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH) aims to understand and model the behaviour of pathogens in populations and communities of animals and humans, the spread of antimicrobial resistance, the determinants of pathogen distributions in space and time, and how, in our rapidly changing world, these may change in the future.

Subject Overview
Improving our understanding of the determinants of disease and the behaviour of pathogens in human and animal populations is essential for the development of effective control methods. The control of animal diseases is important to maintain their welfare, ensure food security and improve human health: nearly 70%of new human infections arise from animals. The world is changing rapidly, leading to the spread of old diseases and emergence of new ones; methods are needed to understand and predict these changes, so that measures can be taken in advance.

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health has four main research themes: Animal Health; Environment and Health; Society and Health; and Food Safety and Zoonoses.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £4,195, Part-time: £2,098 (2017)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-48 months
part time
24-72 months


part time
48-84 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44(0)151 794 5927