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Veterinary Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 49 Veterinary Sciences PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Veterinary Science offers candidates an exceptional opportunity to advance research in animal health, welfare, and disease control. These advanced degrees provide a comprehensive platform for students passionate about enhancing the lives of animals through scientific investigation.

Through PhDs in Veterinary Science, candidates engage in rigorous research projects that range from understanding complex diseases and developing new treatments to improving animal welfare and management practices. This path is not solely about academic pursuit; it's a commitment to pioneering positive change in veterinary medicine, contributing to the betterment of animal health, public health, and the environment.

Why complete a PhD in Veterinary Science?

A PhD in Veterinary Science presents students with an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the field through original and impactful research. These programmes allow candidates to explore in depth areas such as infectious diseases, veterinary epidemiology, clinical veterinary science, and comparative medicine, among others.

By employing cutting-edge research methodologies and technology, doctoral candidates aim to address critical questions in veterinary medicine, leading to advancements in diagnostics, therapeutics, and preventive strategies. The research undertaken during these degrees not only advances veterinary science but also has broader implications for public health, food security, and environmental conservation, reflecting the integral role of veterinary science in a One Health approach.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Veterinary Science opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities. Graduates are highly sought after in academia, where they can continue their research and teach the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary scientists. Beyond academia, PhD holders find rewarding careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, where they contribute to the development of vaccines, drugs, and medical devices for animal health.

Governmental and non-governmental organisations also benefit from the expertise of veterinary scientists in areas such as disease control, animal welfare, and policy development. In addition, the specialised knowledge and research skills acquired through these programmes equip graduates to take on roles in wildlife conservation, zoo and aquarium management, and animal nutrition companies.

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Computational modelling to understand the key drivers of placental evolution

Supervisory Team. Bram Sengers (SoE), Rohan Lewis (Medicine). Project description. This project will use computational modelling in combination with 3D multiscale multimodal imaging to improve our understanding of placental evolution, in close collaboration between Engineering and Medicine. Read more

PGR Opportunities at University of Strathclyde 2024

Founded in 1796 as a ‘place of useful learning' the University of Strathclyde is a leading technological University based in the heart of Glasgow. Read more

Comparative analysis of the B cell and antibody response to bluetongue virus in cattle and sheep

This studentship is open to science graduates with, or who anticipate obtaining, at least a 2:1 or equivalent, in a relevant biological subject in their undergraduate degree, or a Masters degree - subject to university regulations. Read more

Starlings as vectors and reservoirs of disease

Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are a widespread avian species found in close association with human developments and agriculture. In the UK, the majority of starlings are resident all year round and their breeding season takes place from March to April. Read more
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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
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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
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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

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