Veterinary Science MRes

 
  

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Qualification
MRes Veterinary Science
Duration
12 months full-time
Entry requirements
2:2 (at least a second class honours degree or international equivalent)
Other requirements
IELTS
Clinical projects: 7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in any element). Science projects: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September and January
Campus
Sutton Bonington
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

The course aims to enhance awareness and understanding of latest veterinary research developments, whilst providing tailored in-depth training relating to the research interests of the student.
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The MRes programme is a one year course and provides a training programme in a specific research area, in one of three named routes (veterinary science, veterinary business and management and veterinary education). 

 

Course details

The MRes degree course consists of two elements - a single research project which runs continuously throughout the duration of the programme and generic training in key skills, although it is possible to take advanced taught courses, with the research project element reduced accordingly. 

Progression through the year of study is closely monitored through regular meetings (a minimum of 10 per year).  Normally each research submission will be examined by one Internal Examiner and one External Examiner.

A candidate for the degree of MRes is required after the period of directed study:

  • To demonstrate to the Examiners through attendance certificates that they have pursued an adequate generic training programme to the value of 20 credits
  • To undertake and pass assessments, for all taught modules for which they have registered
  • To produce a dissertation of a maximum 35,000 words (or equivalent) displaying originality and technical understanding
  • To satisfy the Examiners regarding knowledge of the general field of scholarship to which the subject belongs
  • If so required by the Examiners, to attend a viva voce examination held in the University on the subject of his/her dissertation and the general related field of scholarship 
 
 

Modules

For details on our modules, please see the module catalogue.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

Your tuition fees will vary according to whether you study as a full- or part-time student and are categorised as a non-EU international or home/EU student for the purpose of fees.

To access fee information for this course, please visit the main University fees information page.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2017 entry scholarships will open in late 2016. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2015, 93% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,925 with the highest being £70,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2014/15.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service. Individual guidance appointments, career management training programme, access to resources and invitations to events including skills workshops and recruitment fairs are just some of the ways in which they can help you develop your full potential, whether you choose to continue within an academic setting or are looking at options outside of academia.

The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.

 
 
 
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The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington
Leicestershire
LE12 5RD
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