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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


The Department of Veterinary Medicine has an opportunity to fill additional fully funded PhD studentships attached to the Cambridge BBSRC DTP programme.  One to three studentships will be offered. The studentship includes a stipend, fees and bench costs for UK nationals or fees and bench costs only for EU nationals. Unfortunately we cannot offer financial support to nationals of countries outside the EU.


Subjects of study include:

Title: An integrative approach to the community ecology of pathogenic bacteria in soil.

Primary Supervisor: Dr Olivier Restif, email:  Details of studentship here.


Title: What determines the helical shape of Campylobacter jejuni?

Primary Supervisor: Dr Andrew Grant, email: Details of studentship here.


Title: Mapping the risk of cross species influenza virus transmission

Primary Supervisor: Dr Colin Russell, email:  Details of studentship here.


Title: Classification, prognostication and biology of canine mast cell tumours using miRNA and protein biomarkers

Primary Supervisor: Dr David Sargan, email: Details of studentship here.


Further particulars are linked.  Informal inquiries can be made from the supervisors or by email to <>. Please include a cv and transcripts if available.

Formal application should be made using the electronic Cambridge Graduate Student Application Form (GradSAF) but it is recommended that an informal application be made first. Applicants should keep the final week of June as open as possible to allow interviews. Closing date for applications will be June 25th.