Course Introduction

The Royal Veterinary College produces outstanding graduates, who go on to work in some of the world’s leading scientific research institutes as well as within industry and government.

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.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
3 years
Full Time Including Placement Abroad
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Qualifications required:

  • We invite applications from candidates who hold/or expect to gain a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) an MSci or Masters degree from a range of disciplines such as medicine, veterinary medicine, biological sciences, animal sciences, social sciences, statistics and economics.
  • Candidates with a lower second class degree supplemented by a Masters qualification (in a relevant subject) will also be considered.