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Master of Veterinary Science

Overview

Be at the forefront of the veterinary profession with the latest research developments, the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge, and practical expertise.

The Master of Veterinary Science offers a higher degree qualification, including formal courses and a significant project and report in veterinary pathology and diagnostics. This 1.5 year program trains veterinary students to become veterinary pathologists and improves your research activity, providing academic enhancement of existing competencies in pathology plus advanced research skills training, as well as qualifying you for enrolment in a professional doctorate.

You'll access UQ’s world-class facilities, including a $100 million veterinary science centre with veterinary laboratory services, a small animal hospital, an equine specialist hospital and an animal genetics laboratory.

Through a two-semester research project in the area of veterinary pathology and infectious disease, you'll increase your technical and research skills, working with the university’s researchers and academics.

Graduating as a Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist, you'll be qualified to work in the diagnosis of animal diseases, as well as in teaching and research.

Location
Gatton
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5613
AQF
Level 9
Location
Gatton
Fees
A$66032 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5613
CRICOS Code
084728J
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ, known for producing veterinarians who are in high demand here and overseas.
  • Access world-class animal science facilities.
  • Increase your technical and research skills, working with the university’s researchers and academics.
  • Develop your understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases and improve your diagnosis techniques.

28 in the world for veterinary science

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Epidemiological and Research Methods for Animal and Veterinary Biosciences
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Techniques
  • Graduate Research Project III
  • Diagnostic Pathology

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Veterinarian
  • Clinical veterinary pathologist
  • Specialist veterinarian
  • Animal disease control officer

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in veterinary science or an approved discipline; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Science.

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in veterinary science or an approved discipline; or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Science.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Veterinary Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $66,032

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Veterinary Science for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,020

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Veterinary Science at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

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

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit