Research course

Veterinary Pathology

Institution
University of Liverpool · Faculty of Veterinary Science
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country. If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap. If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Veterinary Pathology is the study of disease in non-human species and includes both naturally occurring disease and the experimental study of both human and non-human diseases using animal models. Understanding of the pathogenesis of both infectious and non-infectious diseases is essential for the development of vaccines, management of the spread of infectious disease, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention. Research in pathology provides the opportunity to further our understanding and therefore inform our intervention in both human and veterinary medicine.

Subject Overview

Veterinary Pathology research at the University of Liverpool involves many areas of disease, including infectious diseases (bacterial, virological and parasitic diseases), immunopathology, oncology, neuropathology, degenerative diseases, toxicology and drug safety. Our work uses many different morphological in situ techniques, with particular expertise in immunohistology and electron microscopy, as well as molecular methods. The range of species in which we are interested includes domestic animals (companion animal and livestock), wildlife and zoo species and laboratory animals.

Based at both the Leahurst and Liverpool campuses, postgraduate training opportunities exist for veterinary surgeons both towards specialisation in veterinary pathology (DiplECVP, FRCPath) and to obtain a postgraduate research degree (PhD). In addition to the expertise and areas of research interest within our group, we have well-established collaborations with other clinical and non-clinical researchers, both within the University of Liverpool and at other institutions. Inter-disciplinary postgraduate opportunities as part of a collaboration between Veterinary Pathology and the Centre for Drug Safety Science, which may also include the study of infectious diseases, are also available. Please see http://www.liv.ac.uk/drug-safety/study-training/vet-training/ for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

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

PhD

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

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927