University of Nottingham: Animal Population Health and Welfare (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionUniversity of Nottingham View institution profile
Department School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Telephone +44 (0) 115 95 14749
Study type Research


A PhD degree involves specialist study, postgraduate training and original and independent research on a specific topic under the supervision of academic members of staff in the school. Progression through the period of study is closely monitored through regular meetings with the students' supervisory committee and by reviews with an international progress committee in years 1 and 2. The aim of the Population Health group is to develop outstanding health and welfare in domestic animals with a current emphasis on endemic diseases of dairy cattle. The group’s activities include fundamental and applied research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical disease investigations and knowledge transfer to the veterinary profession and farming industry. Current research interests include: epidemiological approaches to controlling mastitis using Bayesian approaches to modelling and prediction; investigation and control of lameness; the use of biotechnology such as pedometers and global positioning; the effects of nutrition on health and production.

8 course options

Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject; evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be considered; English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element) for clinical projects and 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) for science projects.

Location Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington
LE12 5RD

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has a global reputation for academic excellence, pioneering research and employability. Over 44,500 students from more than 150 countries study at our award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, while our global alumni community numbers over 250,000 Nottingham graduates worldwide.

A world beyond ordinary
Nottingham is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and the UK’s top 15 by the QS World University Rankings 2018. We are a founder member of the Universitas 21 international network and the Russell Group, a group of the UK’s leading universities ...

View Profile

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Animal health or Animal welfare, or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Scholarship Opportunity with

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

Click here

Register with

  • Exclusive bursaries
  • Open day alerts
  • Latest PG news
Register Now!