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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Lincoln

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Bioveterinary Science at Lincoln provides students with the opportunity to research the science that underlies animal health and disease. This could include the processes surrounding animal health; life histories of pathogens and parasites; infection and immunity; preventative measures, or diagnosis and treatments.

This PhD offers the chance to conduct research into issues affecting a wide range of animal species, including exotic, companion, livestock and wild animals, as well as in humans.

Students can benefit from training courses provided by the University to develop key skills in research. Under the guidance and advice of their PhD supervisors, students will be encouraged to present talks and seminars on their work both at the University of Lincoln as well at national and international meetings and conferences. Under the guidance of your PhD supervisors students will also be expected to produce progress reports, develop their ability to write up work for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and ultimately to effectively communicate their research and thesis.

Beyond learning how to conduct research and the specialist skills that students are expected to develop within their subject discipline (e.g. how to work in a molecular laboratory or conduct animal cognition experiments), the process of studying for a research degree can provide transferable skills in problem-solving, time management, independent and team work, and communication.

Research Areas and Topics

Research within the School of Life Sciences is conducted within five research groups.

The Animal Behaviour, Cognition, and Welfare Research Group comprises a unique team of internationally-renowned researchers working at the forefront of, and interface between, animal behaviour, cognition, health, and welfare. The Evolution and Ecology Group works to understand the evolution and ecology of populations, species, and communities across all levels of biological organisation, from genes through to ecosystems.

Research in the Cancer and Ageing Research Group follows a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to increase understanding of disease characteristically associated with ageing at the molecular level, to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, while the the Diabetes, Metabolism and Inflammation Group is focused on innovative research in the area of diabetes and related cardio metabolic and associated inflammatory disorders. The Microbiology and Biotechnology Group is working to answer fundamental questions relating to the characterisation, evaluation and testing of microorganisms and viruses.

Application deadline

30/6/2021

Tuition fees

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£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Lincoln

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, England

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