Veterinary Science MRes

   
  

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Qualification
MRes Veterinary Science
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 degree in a relevant subject. 

We may also consider evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience. Specific projects may also require that the applicant holds a veterinary qualification.

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
Please contact the school
Campus
Sutton Bonington
Other requirements

Research overview

The course aims to enhance awareness and understanding of latest veterinary research developments, whilst providing tailored in-depth training relating to your research interests.

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 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 
 

Facilities

A teaching building comprises a lecture theatre, large seminar room, teaching laboratories and a number of small-group teaching rooms, together with staff offices and research facilities including generic laboratories and specialist facilities such as anaerobic/microbiology, RNA and radioisotope laboratories. 

A clinical building includes a large anatomy laboratory, surgery suite, teaching laboratories, seminar rooms, a large clinical skills laboratory and other clinical skills rooms together with animal facilities. 

The school has taken advantage of IT in its design and way of working – all teaching rooms have electronic whiteboards and students access all teaching materials online through our virtual learning environment. 

Other school facilities include 16 stables for student horses, an indoor ménage and a student smallholding. We also have access to the University farm dairy, sheep and pig facilities and abattoir on the 100-acre campus.

 

Research support

Throughout your research degree, you will be supported by a training programme run by both the school and faculty, which ensures that postgraduate students benefit from a high standard of education and training enabling them to become independent researchers with a range of specialist and transferable skills. This programme is complementary to the wide range of courses and other support provided by the Graduate School. 

A number of University support services exist to assist you during your time at Nottingham and beyond. The Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA) is a particularly important source of support.

 

Find a supervisor

We encourage you to get in touch with a member of academic staff about your research proposal before submitting an application. They may be able to help you with your proposal and offer support to find funding opportunities in your area. Details of research supervisors at the University can be found on our research A to Z.
 

Funding

Home/EU students

The school offers several PhD studentships each year, which are available to home/EU students only and further details are available from vacancies section of our website.

The University Graduate School operates two schemes of its own to help support current postgraduate research. The Graduate School Travel Prize and Universitas21 funding. 

For prospective students, the University has introduced a new funding database. The Graduate School also holds a list of other sources of fundingStudentship opportunities are also available.

Government loans for doctoral study

The Government recently introduced doctoral student loans of up to £25,000 for PhDs and equivalent research programmes. Applicants must ordinarily live in England.

Doctoral training programmes

Linked to research councils, doctoral training programmes offer funding opportunities connected to our research priorities.

International and EU students

Research scholarships are available for outstanding international and EU students. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

 

 
 

Careers

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2017, 100% of postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,400 with the highest being £59,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

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.

 
 
 
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Disclaimer
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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