MSc Veterinary Sciences

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Awards available MSc
Programme length Three to four years, full-time
Location of programme Langford campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date July 2018

Programme overview

The three- or four-year MSc in Veterinary Sciences is designed to give senior clinical training scholars a grounding in clinical research skills. A significant component of the master's will relate to clinical responsibilities in your chosen specialist areas. Additional units are designed to enhance universally important skills such as scientific writing, statistical analysis, critical reading and teaching. A research project will form an essential part of the master's degree and European diploma requirements.

Applications are welcome from veterinary surgeons who are interested in pursuing further specialist studies after completing a junior clinical training scholarship. Applicants will need to be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) and be qualified to practise in Europe. Applicants will be responsible for their own MRCVS registration and this must be in place before starting the residency/MSc.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£1,000
Overseas: full-time
£1,000
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£1,000

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

There are four core units: three clinical skills units and a clinical research project. The clinical skills units are based around the European training guidelines for specialist veterinary qualifications in your chosen subject.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Veterinary Sciences.

Entry requirements

Entry open to qualified veterinarians who will be undertaking a residency position in a specialist veterinary area.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

Students who complete this programme will be prepared for careers as specialist veterinary surgeons or academic vets, or for work in industry or research.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Positions will be advertised in the veterinary press and relevant European College websites. This will usually be in the November prior to the July start date.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 35% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 53% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 11% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Professor Sorrel Langley-Hobbs Professor in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery Phone: +44 (0) 117 928 9477 Email: cvs-postgrad-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Dr Kate Allen Senior Lecturer in Equine Sports Medicine Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1641 Email: cvs-postgrad-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Bristol Veterinary School
University of Bristol
Langford
Bristol
BS40 5DU http://www.bristol.ac.uk/vetscience/

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