Master of Veterinary Science (By Research)

University of Melbourne, The

The objectives of this research degree are that graduates: have achieved a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science; can apply scientific methods to the definition and solution of problems by research; have acquired advanced technical skills relevant to the field of research; have acquired skills in the searching and manipulation of scientific literature and other relevant databases; are effective in scientific communication through both the spoken and written medium and to both professional colleagues and the wider community; can approach scientific research in a critical, perceptive and constructive way; have an understanding of the financing and management of scientific research; develop interpersonal skills to work as part of a team; observe the appropriate research codes of practice; demonstrate a professional approach to all areas of responsibility.

Course Fee:

International: $65,440

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (usually honours level) or a recognised equivalent qualification.


Research training, based on the conduct of experiments under appropriate supervision, is given in a selected discipline area within the field of veterinary science. A thesis is submitted in fulfilment of the degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Avian health; Dairy medicine and management; Equine medicine and surgery; Radiology and diagnostic imaging; Sheep and beef cattle health and production; Small animal medicine and surgery; Small animal medicine; Small animal surgery; Veterinary pathology; Zoo animal and wildlife medicine

Study Pathways:

This degree may be converted to or followed by studies for the Doctor of Philosophy.

Accepts International Students:


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