Research course

Comparative Medicine

University of Nottingham · School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Entry requirements

first-class or 2:1 degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be considered;

Months of entry

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

Course content

Comparative medicine seeks to promote the health and welfare of animals and people by exploiting advances in clinical and scientific knowledge of diseases arising in animals and humans. By identifying where disease processes are similar in animals and people, therapies developed for human medicine may be applicable to treat the disease in companion animals. Similarly an understanding of disease processes in animals can identify novel approaches to prevent and or treat pathogenesis in animals and humans. At Nottingham, researchers with expertise in human and veterinary diseases collaborate to ensure advances can be applied as soon as possible. We apply the most advanced molecular and genomic technologies including next generation sequencing, epigenomics, metabolomics, molecular biology. Our research efforts are supported by having expertise in bioinformatics, biostatistics and bioethics within the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element) for clinical projects and 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) for science projects.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
+44 (0)115 951 6464