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Master of Veterinary Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) is a graduate research degree that can be undertaken in any of the Faculty's veterinary science research areas.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) is a graduate research degree that can be undertaken in any of the Faculty's veterinary science research areas.

Specialise through research

It is designed to help you develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. Your thesis will demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. You will write a thesis of 30,000-40,000 words to complete your degree.

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What you will learn

While acquiring skills in the searching and manipulation of scientific literature, you'll gain specialist knowledge in your area of research.

Specialist knowledge through research

Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science. Learn how to apply scientific methods to the definition and solution of problems by research. And learn to approach research in a critical, perceptive and constructive way.


Details of the course structure for the Master of Veterinary Science can be found here.

How to apply

Applications for candidature are open on a rolling basis. There are two rounds for scholarship applications and the deadlines are 31 October (for commencement the following year) and 30 April (for commencement in the same calendar year).

If you are interested in applying for a Research Higher Degree (Master of Veterinary Science, Master of Philosophy, or PhD), please submit an expression of interest form so we can contact potential supervisors on your behalf. Please do not contact supervisors directly.


Submitting the Expression of Interest form does not take the place of a formal application. It is required to help establish whether you are eligible to apply for a Research Higher Degree with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

You may find the current research projects in our faculty useful. This list is currently under construction and you are not limited to the projects listed.

You will need to provide the following information on the Expression of Interest form:

Once you've completed and confirmed these sections you will be asked to upload the following information:

  • your CV (mandatory),
  • your academic transcript (mandatory),
  • any supporting documentation (e.g. publications, abstract of Masters thesis) as a single file.

Upon completion you will receive an email detailing your application which will act as a receipt of application.