Veterinary Science MRes


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Qualification name:Veterinary Science
Duration:12 months full-time
Entry requirements:2:2 (at least a second class honours degree or international equivalent)
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).
Part time details:24 months part-time
Start date:September and January
Campus:Sutton Bonington

Course Overview

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). 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.

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 


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


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.

You should remember that as well as paying tuition fees to the University, you will need to find living expenses. We estimate that it will cost you approximately £800 a month to live in Nottingham. This covers accommodation, subsistence, buying books and clothes and some entertainment. This figure is indicative and may vary depending on your lifestyle. 

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 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. 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.


Average starting salary and career progression

Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.*

* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

Career prospects and employability

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. 

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