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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVetMed

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programme from The University of Edinburgh will provide an opportunity for qualified veterinary surgeons to undertake a period of advanced clinical training in a chosen specialty under the guidance and supervision of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and European/ American veterinary specialists.
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Overview

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programme from The University of Edinburgh will consolidate and enhance evidence based- knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes to enable independent practice to the standard of a recognised specialist in the chosen discipline. Additionally, it will provide you with training in and experience of research. You will be required to produce a dissertation, defend it at viva examination, and present and publish your findings. The programme will provide training and experience of teaching, as well as access to optional courses in specialty-relevant areas.

Career opportunities

The specialist training in clinical techniques, research and teaching will afford you many opportunities. After graduating you will be able to seek career advancement/specialism within your clinical setting, as well as following research and/or teaching roles should you choose.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You will undertake SCQF level 12 core courses of specialist training in your chosen discipline and a selection of SCQF level 11 courses. 
  • Studying for four years at 180 credits a year is more than a standard professional doctorate but this allows the programme to align with specialist clinical training at the R(D)SVS, provides you with increased depth to your clinical training, and provides training and experience in research and clinical teaching.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A degree in veterinary medicine (BVM&S Veterinary Medicine or equivalent), membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), and a minimum of one year’s postgraduate clinical experience.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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