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Master Thesis in Vet Science (Clinical) (VETS90027) // Eligibility and requirements

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Eligibility and requirements


Entry into the Master of Veterinary Science (Clinical). The usual entry requirement is a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (usually honours level) or recognised equivalent qualification, and registration as a veterinarian with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria (as required for the co-requisite subject).


In addition to this thesis subject, students enrolled in the MVSc (Clinical) will also enrol in either the full-time or part-time version of the following practicum subject:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
VETS70001 MVSc (Clinical) Practicum # FT
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS70002 MVSc (Clinical) Practicum # PT
Semester 1
Semester 2

Non-allowed subjects

Students enrolled in the Master Thesis in Veterinary Science (Clinical) are not allowed to enrol in the following subject:


Recommended background knowledge

Candidates must have a recognised degree in veterinary science with appropriate clinical experience.

Core participation requirements

All MVSc (Clinical) candidates are required to complete the equivalent of at least six months full-time (12 months part-time) advanced study and research at the University unless studying at an outside institution approved by the Research Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC). The RHDC will not approve entirely distance supervision or entirely on-line supervision for research higher degree students.Throughout their candidature candidates are expected to attend the University in order to benefit from planning, conducting and writing up their research within a University community and environment.The residency requirement is deemed especially important during the first six months of candidature. During this time the student is expected to interact on a regular basis with the supervisor, the department (including staff and other research students) and the University, so as to:

  • build the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out the proposed research program,
  • acquire an understanding of the standards and requirements for an MPhil awarded by the University, and
  • make use of support programs and facilities provided by the Melbourne School of Graduate Research throughout candidature.

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Last updated: 23 August 2019