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The Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies
These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;
(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with at least a B grade average, or equivalent.
2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:
(a) completion of Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;
(b) courses selected from the Schedule to the Degree;
(c) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree;
(d) at least 60 credits at 800 level;
(e) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.
3. The Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies is awarded with or without a subject.
4. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits, including 60 credits at 800-level, in a subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule to the Degree.
5. The subjects available are: Conservation Veterinary Medicine*, Epidemiology, Veterinary Pathology, and Veterinary Public Health.
* No new enrolments
6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.
7. For progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies, candidates must have maintained at least a B grade average in the first 60 credits of study.
8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science or Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provision specified in Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who commenced study towards the Master of Veterinary Studies prior to January 2021 and have completed at least 45 credits may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits.
12. These transition arrangements expire on 31 December 2024.
13. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.
Schedule for the Master of Veterinary Studies
Part One (At least 60 credits from)
700-level courses selected from the 117, 118, 194 course prefix series
Conservation Veterinary Medicine (180 credits)
No new enrolments
90 credits from
30 credits from
232.704 Wildlife Disease 30 credits
232.705 Captive Breeding and Management 30 credits
Epidemiology (180 credits)
Compulsory courses (60 credits from)
60 credits from
161.743 Statistical Reliability and Survival Analysis 15 credits
Veterinary Pathology (180 credits)
120 credits from
Veterinary Public Health (180 credits)
105 credits from
At least 15 credits from
Part Two (At least 60 credits from)
120 credits from
118.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
118.899 Thesis 120 credits
60 credits from
118.811 Research Report 60 credits
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Last updated on Thursday 21 January 2021