The usual entry requirement is a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (honours level) at H2A or above, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
Please note that all students must meet the University’s English language requirement and be eligible to register as a veterinarian with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.
Inherent requirements (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 master by research awarded by the University, and
- make use of support programs and facilities provided by the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the University throughout the period of candidature.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Last updated: 15 May 2021