We have 15 Animal Welfare PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

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Animal Welfare PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 15 Animal Welfare PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

PhD Studentship-Behaviour and welfare of cattle managed using short-term, high-density rotational grazing (‘mob grazing’)

Award summary . 100% fees covered at the Home rate (UK and EU applicants with pre-settled/settled status and meet the residency criteria) and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023/24 UKRI rate).  . Read more

Understanding the Host-Pathogen interaction of Hepatitis E virus in pigs

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the causative agent of hepatitis E, a human liver disease with worldwide occurrence. Of particular interest is HEV genotype 3 (HEV-3) which is zoonotic, infecting a diverse range of hosts, including pigs. Read more

Understanding the Host-Pathogen interaction of Hepatitis E virus in pigs

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the causative agent of hepatitis E, a human liver disease with worldwide occurrence. Of particular interest is HEV genotype 3 (HEV-3) which is zoonotic, infecting a diverse range of hosts, including pigs. Read more

Understanding Stress Regulation and Stress Resilience in the Avian Brain

Bird brains diverged from mammalian brains over 300 million years ago. Over that time, the hypothalamic and brainstem mechanisms of the stress response have been remarkably conserved. Read more

4-year PhD Studentship: Measurement of reward sensitivity as an indicator of welfare in chickens

Humans show a reduction in sensitivity to reward when suffering from clinical depression and similar changes have been demonstrated in laboratory rodents used as models for depression. Read more

4-year PhD Studentship: Cats’ perspective and welfare associated with outdoor access

Although freedom of movement is a key pillar of animal welfare, and outdoor access is considered the best way to allow cats to exercise and express natural behaviours1, restrictions often apply to owned cats. Read more

4-year PhD Studentship: Assessing long-lasting pain following hot-iron disbudding in dairy calves

Although freedom from pain is a key pillar of animal welfare, painful procedures are still common on most dairy farms. For instance, despite being painful1, hot-iron disbudding is still performed on the vast majority of calves. Read more

4-year PhD Studentship: Antimicrobial resistance dynamics and antimicrobial use in wildlife rehabilitation facilities in the United Kingdom

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest global public health threats of the 21st century (Prestinaci et al. 2015). To mitigate this urgent challenge, a One Health approach (i.e., with integrated actions across the human, animal and environmental interface) is needed. Read more
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