Veterinary Surgery MVS


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Qualification name:Veterinary Surgery
Duration:3 years full-time
Entry requirements:Candidates must be graduates of this or any other approved university holding a Veterinary Bachelor’s degree (normally first or second class Honours or equivalent).
Including:Each candidate must also be a Member or Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with a legal ability to practise veterinary medicine in the UK
Other requirements:Candidates may also be considered if they hold other qualifications which, on the recommendation of the School, are deemed by the University to be equivalent to the qualifications referred to above.
IELTS:7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in any element)
Start date:September and January
Campus:Sutton Bonington

Course Overview

Senior Clinical Training Scholars are registered on a three or four year Master of Veterinary Surgery (MVS) programme. The MVS degree provides appropriate training to equip the candidate to work at a specialist level in their chosen field. The programme provides appropriate exposure to clinical case load and scholarly activity to ensure that candidates are prepared for and meet the criteria for assessment for the specialist clinical qualification in their field. 

Course Details

There are three elements of the MVS course:

  • Generic training to support the development of personal and professional skills associated with clinical practice and research
  • Clinical training allowing the student to gain comprehensive experience in all aspects of the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients in their chosen area of speciality.
  • Clinical research will be conducted, requiring the design and execution of a reseach project in their chosen area of speciality.    


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

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers  and  Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

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The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington
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