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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (Veterinary Science) is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed to help develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in veterinary science.

RESEARCH BY THESIS

Your thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge. And you'll make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.

SPECIALISE IN A KEY RESEARCH AREA

Unearth groundbreaking study in areas including: veterinary biosciences; animal sciences - health and welfare; and infectious diseases - public health and biosecurity.

DEVELOP ADVANCED SKILLS IN INDEPENDENT AND SUSTAINED RESEARCH

The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent and original contribution to existing scholarship in your chosen area of research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

CRICOS

067211B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$49,472.00 (26,48,394) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $101,417
Application deadline

30 April 2022

More details

Start date

To suit the client/individual

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university in another country. English language requirements for Coursework degree: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill. English language requirements for Master of Philosophy: IELTS (academic English Only) - 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 600 + TWE 5.0; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 94 + (Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

1. Minimum qualifications
Applicants are required to have completed at least a four-year honours degree at H2A (Second Class Honours, Division A) standard from an Australian university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.

2. Minimum level of academic achievement
Applicants will have achieved an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) grade in a relevant honours or Masters degree.
Applicants who have completed professional degrees such as a BVSc or DVM will be assessed individually.

3. Relevance of the Degree
The completed degree must be in an area that is relevant to the intended MPhil, including sufficient specialisation such that the applicant will have already developed an understanding and appreciation of a body of knowledge relevant to the intended MPhil. Professional experience in the area of the intended MPhil may be deemed equivalent.

4. Evidence of research ability
Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project, component, subject or group of subjects that accounts for at least 25% of their work (i.e. Honours year), or 25% of one year accumulated over the length of a Masters course.

5. Currency of applicant's knowledge of the discipline
The applicant's degree/s and/or professional experience must demonstrate that their knowledge of the discipline in which they plan to undertake their research higher degree is current. It is therefore expected that an applicant will have completed their tertiary studies and/or any relevant professional experience in the 10 years immediately prior to their intended entry to an MPhil.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;

Application closing dates: Semester 1: 31 October; Semester 2 - 30 April.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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