In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in 2021 and 2022.
Students commencing this course in 2021 and 2022 are required to commence their studies in-person on campus. Remote study is not available for this course. Applicants will be eligible for admission only if they are able to demonstrate they are physically present in Australia on the date specified in the offer made to them by the University.
About this course
View the following available positions:
- A Veterinary Clinical Residency position is currently available at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Learn more.
The Sydney School of Veterinary Science offers a combined master by coursework and master by research degree in practical advanced clinical training in selected disciplines for veterinarians who want to enhance their clinical skills and/or seek to become veterinary specialists in areas such as:
- Small Animal Medicine
- Small Animal Surgery
- Small Animal Cardiology
- Avian Health
- Ruminant Medicine
- Equine Surgery
- Equine Medicine
- Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Livestock Health and Production
- Veterinary Anaesthesia
- Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
- Veterinary Pathology
- Veterinary Oncology
- Avian Medicine
- Canine Medicine
- Feline Medicine
- Veterinary Behaviour
- Veterinary Dermatology
- Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
- Veterinary Epidemiology
- Veterinary Neurology
- Veterinary Ophthalmology
This combined program is aligned to assist candidates to obtain credentials required to be considered eligible by Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVSc) to sit Fellowship examinations. Many of these credentials are also required to fulfill the requirements of the equivalent European or American Diplomat/Specialist bodies.
On successful completion the candidate will graduate with two degrees: a Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program) (a coursework degree) and a Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies (a research degree).
For postgraduate research in veterinary science, there is no better place to train than the University of Sydney. Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia and 12th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, and has been given a maximum score of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) federal government scheme for the veterinary sciences field of research. And, we are one of the few schools outside North America to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These numbers mean that as a Masters candidate in our faculty, your research will thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment with global significance.
The international research profile of veterinary science at the University of Sydney gives you the opportunity to conduct work with real impact. You will work alongside researchers who are addressing challenges that are of the utmost concern to society: solving problems in food security, elucidating the connections between animal and human health, and improving health of our ecosystems and wildlife.
In our urban and rural faculty clinics (Camperdown and Camden) you will have access to world-class facilities that support research in feline and canine epidemiology, disease diagnosis and control.
As well as an environment of high-level research performance, your Masters studies will benefit from strong guidance, inclusion and support at both personal and professional levels. The faculty encourages students to develop high-level communication skills and present their research for international recognition. And, our strong links to the production animal industries, welfare organisations and the veterinary profession will provide you with a network that will enrich you career opportunities beyond.
Please note, students undertaking this course must concurrently enrol in the Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program) course.