Veterinary Pathology is the study of disease in non-human species and includes both naturally occurring disease and the experimental study of both human and non-human diseases using animal models.
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The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health was established to bring together leading medical, veterinary and basic science researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Veterinary Pathology research at the University of Liverpool involves many areas of disease, including infectious diseases (bacterial, virological and parasitic diseases), immunopathology, oncology, neuropathology, degenerative diseases, toxicology and drug safety.
Our work uses many different morphological in situ techniques, with particular expertise in immunohistology and electron microscopy, as well as molecular methods. The range of species in which we are interested includes domestic animals (companion animal and livestock), wildlife and zoo species and laboratory animals.
Based at both the Leahurst and Liverpool campuses, postgraduate training opportunities exist for veterinary surgeons both towards specialisation in veterinary pathology (DiplECVP, FRCPath) and to obtain a postgraduate research degree (PhD).
In addition to the expertise and areas of research interest within our group, we have well-established collaborations with other clinical and non-clinical researchers, both within the University of Liverpool and at other institutions. Inter-disciplinary postgraduate opportunities as part of a collaboration between Veterinary Pathology and the Centre for Drug Safety Science, which may also include the study of infectious diseases, are also available.
Study options and fees
|MPhil / PhD||Duration||UK students||International Students|
|Full time||2-4 years||£4,596* (2022)||£25,950* ^ (lab based programmes)
£20,400* (non Lab based programmes) (2022)
|Part time||4-6 years||£2,298* (2022)||£12,975* (lab based programmes)
£10,200* (non Lab based programmes) (2022)
* This excludes potential research support fees also known as ‘bench fees. You will be notified of any fee which may apply in your offer letter.
^ Self funded full time international students studying a lab based programme will receive a £2,000 reduction in their fees for the first year only.
If an EU student starts their studies in 2020-21, before 1 August 2021, they will have a fee classification of EU and pay UK fee rates for the duration of this registration. The exception being ROI students, who will continue to be charged fees at the UK fee rate, post 1 August 2021.
Students will normally have a minimum of a 2:1 class honours degree in a relevant biological science subject, or an equivalent medical, veterinary or dental qualification. Applicants are selected on the basis of their curriculum vitae, qualifications and referees’ reports, together with their perceived ability to complete the programme successfully and on the value of the training offered to their subsequent career plans.
English language requirements
|IELTS Academic requirement - SELT and non-SELT||Overall 6.5 no band below 5.5|
|TOEFL iBT requirement||Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19|
|C1 Advanced CAE requirement||Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper|
|Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English (ISE II)||ISE II with an overall pass with merit in components|
|Cambridge IGCSE as a First Language||Grade C|
|Cambridge IGCSE as a Second Language||Grade B|
|Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Proficiency)||Overall 176 with 162 in components|
|Cambridge English Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced)||Overall 176 with 162 in components|
|Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced)||Overall 176 with 162 in components|
How to apply
Research degree applications can be made online. You'll also need to ensure that you have funding to cover all fees.
Applications are open all year round.
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