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How to apply

There are four main steps to applying for Graduate Study:

1. Find a Supervisor 

Before making an official application, candidates are encouraged to first identify a suitable supervisor.  To do this you should read about our Researchers and their work on our Research pages  (as well as looking at our currently available PhD projects).   You should then make contact with those PIs whose work interests you, outlining your own experience and research interests along with any other useful information (eg funding) and a copy of your CV.   You can then discuss possible projects and supervisor availability.

2. Submit a formal application

Once you have decided you wish to apply to this Department, you will need to fill in a web based graduate student application  form (see here). This incurs a fee (currently £50). 

You would select the relevant course code as follows:

MPHIL: VTVTM1 (info here)
PhD (Probationary) in Veterinary Medicine: VTVT22 (info here)
PhD (Probationary) in Biological Sciences at the Department of Veterinary Medicine: VTVT221 (info here)
VetMD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine): VMD72  (info here)


3. Interview

Once we have received your application we will be in contact to arrange an interview with our Director of Graduate Education and usually the potential supervisor.  We will aim to be in touch within two weeks of receiving your application to arrange this.  However at busy times this may take longer.

4. Acceptance

If you are successful at interview stage your application then needs to be approved by the University's Graduate Admissions Office who will issue the official confirmation.  You will initially get a conditional offer and details of any conditions that you need to fulfil before final confirmation.  The process is described in detail here, with links to further pages which will be useful, but if you have any questions or are having problems with any of the above steps, please contact Fiona Roby by emailing:


Link to Graduate Admissions Website - please see here for further  information including deadlines, course requirements, course fees etc. 

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