Veterinary Medicine and Science research opportunities

Veterinary Medicine and Science research opportunities

We offer a number of postgraduate research opportunities to students who have graduated with a first or upper second class degree in a variety of undergraduate subjects such as veterinary science, equine science, biology, zoology, biochemistry, physiology, biomedical sciences, microbiology, and statistics, as well as medical degrees.

Research at the school is organised into six main research themes:

Animal infection and immunity

Elucidating mechanisms of infection, host immune responses and the exploitation of host-pathogen interactions for the prevention and treatment of infection.

Animal population health and welfare

Documenting and modelling endemic disease in animals with a view to improving animal welfare and disease prevention and management.

Comparative medicine

Investigating the pathogenesis and management of naturally-acquired or induced diseases in animals as models of disease in man.

Reproductive biology

Studying all aspects of reproductive biology including the impact of the foetal environment on post-natal development.

Veterinary educational research

Capitalising on the establishment of a new veterinary school by investigating the impact of a novel curriculum and different methods of delivery on learning outcomes.

Clinical Research 

Brings together clinicians working at the affiliate practices who are primarily responsible for the health and welfare of a diverse range of species, from cats and dogs to horses, sheep, cattle, and primates.

Key facts

  • When we opened in 2006, we were the first purpose-built vet school in the UK for more than 50 years. 
  • Our research is closely aligned to other relevant schools in the University, including that of the School of Biosciences with whom we share some research facilities and equipment. 
  • Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 97% of work was of international quality and 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star). We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science).
  • The involvement of our Clinical Associates and other organisations within our research programs enables the identification of clinical problems in the field and the rapid application of investigational science to these problems in both production and companion animal species. 


The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
The University of Nottingham
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Sutton Bonington
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