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Masters Degrees in Veterinary Sciences study the needs, welfare, medical care and treatment of animals, including domestic pets, livestock and wildlife.
These courses offer a range of opportunities for specialisation. You could learn to treat domestic pets in veterinary practice, focus on agricultural species or even become an expert on wider animal welfare issues such as the conservation and management of wild species.
Courses may have an academic or professional focus, awarding MSc, MRes and MPhil degrees as well as accredited qualifications approved by bodies such as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (in the UK).
The most obvious career choice with a Veterinary Science Masters is to become a vet and enter professional practice. This isn't the only option for veterinary postgraduates, however and even here there are a wide range of pathways available.
You could specialise in the treatment of domestic pets such as cats and dogs, or focus on more exotic species such as fish, reptiles and invertebrates. Alternatively, you might choose to become an expert in treating and caring for agricultural livestock - working independently with farmers, or as part of a larger agribusiness concern. Other potential employers include zoos, stables or nature reserves.
Outside of core veterinary practice opportunities exist to work on environmental issues involving animals, such as habitat protection and the protection of endangered species.
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With the world's rapidly increasing population comes an increase in demand for high quality animal products in the form of meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs, leather, and fiber. Current estimates indicate that a large percentage of jobs in the animal agricultural industries will continue to go unfilled, and we pride ourselves on our ability to train students for these positions. . Read more
What is the MSc in Veterinary Education?. The MSc in Veterinary Education is a unique part-time programme. It is designed to promote teaching excellence in the field of veterinary education and workplace training. Read more
What is the MSc/PGDip in Veterinary Epidemiology?. In a world where global transport links allow rapid movement of people and animals, disease can spread more quickly than before and is harder to control than ever. Read more
This programme provides a framework for postgraduate study that gives you the opportunity to advance your knowledge, improve research skills, and practice evidence-based veterinary nursing. . Read more
The Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS) is a internationally recognised veterinary degree, most suited to veterinarians who are focused on professional development and progressing their career. Read more
The study of veterinary microbiology helps us to protect against and treat diseases in animals, from pets to livestock. Our MSc in Veterinary Microbiology is run in partnership with local, pioneering veterinary research institutes (Pirbright, the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate). Read more
In veterinary management of animals, anaesthesia (rendering animals unconscious to permit procedures) and analgesia (reducing the pain an animal is suffering) have vital importance in improving animal welfare, as well as permitting the ongoing developments in medical and surgical advances. Read more
To gain an internationally recognised Masters qualification from the University of London, you don’t need to study in London. We understand the difficulties many people face with full-time study and have joined forces with the University of London International Programmes, to offer study by distance learning. Read more
Life Sciences at Sussex is renowned for offering a global outlook and positive approaches to our research and your studies.
University Bourgogne Franche-Comte (UBFC) is a public university federating 7 Higher Education and Research (HER) Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comte (BFC) Region
Wageningen University & Research is the number 1 Agricultural University in the world (National Taiwan Ranking) and also the number 1 in the field of Agriculture and Forestry (QS World University Rankings).