Royal Veterinary College

Course Introduction

Our research programmes provide excellent training opportunities for both biological and veterinary graduates and address both basic and clinical problems in the biosciences, with applications in veterinary and human medicine. Research spans cell and molecular science, whole animal physiology and population medicine. Two research areas are available: comparative physiology and medicine: our understanding of animal disease, together with the superb facilities at the RVC, means that we are well placed to contribute to the way in which human diseases are diagnosed and treated; llivestock production and health: there is international recognition of the need for new approaches to meet the growing challenges of livestock production, and to control infectious diseases that threaten humans and animals. Underpinning research across these themes are animal welfare, biomechanics, genetics, bioinformatics, pathology and epidemiology, economics and public health.

Course Additional Entry

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) from a range of disciplines such as medicine, veterinary medicine, biological sciences, animal sciences, social sciences, statistics and economics. Candidates with a lower 2nd Class degree and a Master's qualification will also be considered. For students whose first language is not English: overall score of 7.0 in IELTS (Academic) with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub'test.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £22,040  Whole course. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,052  Whole course. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £22,040  Whole course. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £4,052  Whole course. First year home fees