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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Postgraduate Study at the Department of Veterinary Medicine 


Above: Valentina Ndolo, who completed her PhD in 2022,  talks about her experiences along the way.


The Department of Veterinary Medicine offers postgraduate research degrees through MPhil, PhD and clinical research as a VetMD, full and part-time routes are available for all courses.

The department  offers in-house research skills training and a broad range of IT, bioinformatics, personal development and other training opportunities through the Graduate School of Life Sciences and University.   Candidates will have many opportunities to practise their presentation skills at regular departmental events - seminars, journal clubs and poster sessions.  

The department houses a wide range of skilled staff, facilities and equipment, and has a wide clinical patient group to support students' research.  It also has strong ties with world class groups elsewhere in the University and its surrounding Research Institutes.  All graduate students have opportunities for a broad and varied social life through College membership.

The Department has particular Research strengths in Disease Dynamics, Infection and Immunity,  Systems Pathology and is one of the few Departments in the UK that offers research that really does stretch from molecule to whole organism: not only from bench to bedside or to buyer, but also back from farmyard to fork.   

More details about what we offer and what we hope students will bring to us are shown in the video here.

 [Please note that in the UK clinical training to practice veterinary medicine at the non-specialist level is not referred to as graduate training. If you wish to follow a general clinical veterinary course after your first degree, please follow the link here.]

BOAS Group Research Afternoon July 2016