Research courses

Our active research community benefits from links with leading research institutions, veterinary practices and the wider veterinary industry. Faculty members' research activities extend beyond school boundaries, with national and international collaborations in fields ranging from biosciences and psychology to business and the arts.

What we are researching

Research areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Infectious diseases and zoonoses
  • Pathology
  • Food safety and food security
  • Epidemiology
  • Veterinary public health
  • Digital innovation in animal health
  • Nutrition
  • Metabolic disease
  • Genetics
  • Vaccinology
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Biomechanics
  • Bio-imaging
  • Animal behaviour
  • Welfare and ethics
  • Veterinary education.

Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD

Depending on the nature of your research project, you might be mostly based at a desk, a laboratory, a clinic, in the field, or a combination of two or more of these.


Sudden cardiac death in human athletes – electrophysiological and molecular insights from the animal models

Funding information:
Funding will cover University tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for three years and a stipend for three years at RCUK levels (£15,000 per year).

Student and clinical supervisors’ perspective on student preparedness for clinical learning in veterinary medicine – a multicentre study

Funding information:
Funding will cover university tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for three years and a stipend for three years at RCUK levels (£15,000 per year).

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

World-class facilities

We’re home to world-class facilities, including outstanding research laboratories, veterinary clinical skills centres and a Veterinary Pathology centre with high containment laboratories.

Find a supervisor

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