Research course

Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable.

English language requirements:

IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6 in each individual category.

Months of entry

January, April, July

Course content

At Surrey, we’re focused on collaborative veterinary research, working with leading research institutions, veterinary practices and the wider veterinary industry, to ensure everything we do is relevant to the sector.

We embrace multidisciplinary research, in line with our ‘One Health, One Medicine’ perspective, and recognise the interdependence of human, animal and environmental health.

We’re home to the Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive), a research centre, start-up and incubator supported by a co-investment of £8.5 million in resources, dedicated to the development and adoption of new digital technologies in animal health.

As a PhD student at Surrey, you’ll benefit from our multi-million-pound facilities including our Veterinary Pathology Centre and Veterinary Biomechanics Laboratory. You’ll also work alongside academic staff with different areas of interest and expertise, such as applied clinical research, fundamental science, epidemiology and pathology.

Information for international students

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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