Veterinary medicine and science

Animals are a part of all our lives, in ways great and small. The science of animal health and disease, and its link with human health, is at the heart of many issues in the world today and has a global social and economic impact.

By joining us at Surrey:

  • You can train to become a qualified vet on our veterinary medicine and science course, which has been designed in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes
  • You’ll have access to our multi-million pound facilities, including our Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre, Veterinary Pathology Centre and Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory
  • You’ll learn from lecturers who are registered veterinary practitioners or bioscientists, who bring their experience into the classroom
  • You'll have great graduate prospects - 100 per cent of our undergraduate and postgraduate research veterinary medicine and science graduates are in employment or further study, and 94 per cent of our undergraduate biosciences and medicine graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).
  • You’ll be able to study on courses highly ranked in the UK:
    • 4th by the Complete University Guide 2024
    • 4th for animal science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
    • Top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction* in animal science and veterinary medicine and dentistry by the National Student Survey 2023.

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

Students and graduates

Students and graduates


Investigating the role of sheep and goat in interspecies transmission of pestiviruses in cattle and pig populations in the UK

Funding information:

Funding will cover University tuition fees at the UK/home rate and a stipend for three and half years at RCUK levels (£18,622 per year).

China Scholarship Council-Surrey Awards

Funding information:

Successful candidates will receive full cover of their tuition fee for overseas students for a duration of up to 48 months. Successful candidates will also receive a stipend as prescribed by the Chinese government, and international round trip air fare between China and the UK.

Informing transboundary disease spread with animal movement technology

Funding information:

Stipend at the standard UKRI rate (£18, 622 p.a. for 2023-24).
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