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Master of  Veterinary Science

Program code: 5613

Delivery location

Gatton

Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Why study the Master of Veterinary Science

The program in veterinary science offers a higher degree qualification including formal courses and a significant project and report in veterinary pathology and diagnostics. This program provides academic enhancement of existing competencies in pathology as well as advanced research skills training, and qualifies graduates for enrolment in a higher degree.

The Master of Veterinary Science replaced the Master of Veterinary Studies in 2014. Students enrolled in the Master of Veterinary Studies can refer to the program requirements, rules and course list for the Master of Veterinary Studies.

Summary

  • Program code
    5613
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    Gatton
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in veterinary science or an approved discipline; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Science.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Veterinary Science are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Veterinary Science. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Veterinary Science have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Veterinary Science.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology

Based upon the pathology and modern fields of immunopathology, molecular pathology as well as molecular biology, students can further understand the pathogenesis of diseases and improve their diagnosis techniques for the purposes of disease control, prevention and public health. The program trains veterinary students to become veterinary pathologists and improves their research activity.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Veterinary Science pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,000
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Veterinary Science at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approximately $155 renewed every 3 years)

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Veterinary Science can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Veterinary Science is 5613. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Veterinary Science is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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