Top 10 Veterinary Medicine Masters Degree Courses In The UK & Europe

There are very few options for accelerated graduate entry to become a qualified Vet, if you already have an undergraduate degree and wish to become a vet then you will most likely have to complete the full five-year undergraduate course.

However, if you are already working in Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Surgeon or as a Veterinary Nurse, then here are the top 10 professional Masters Degrees in Veterinary Medicine to develop your career*.

Masters by Research in Veterinary Medicine – Royal Veterinary College

Cost: £4,327 total cost for UK and EU students / £24,081 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: On this program research students can focus on many areas of animal and wild animal health and particularly on epidemiology. Students can study on a part-time basis for up to 36 months or on a full-time basis for up to 2 years.

MPhil in Veterinary Science – University of Cambridge

Cost: £8,337 total cost for UK and EU students / £27,828 total cost for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Cambridge takes students 1 year on a full-time basis or 2 years on a part-time basis to complete. This is a research-based course and topics available for research include Obesity & Genetics in Canines, and Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease.

Masters in Veterinary Sciences – University of Edinburgh

Cost: £11,900 for UK and EU students / £29,100 for international students. 
What You Will Study: This is a research-based Masters in Veterinary Sciences that takes 1 year to complete studying full time. Topics for research include Improving Health & Welfare of Domestic Animals, and Veterinary Medicine & the Livestock Industry. 

MSc in Veterinary Professional Studies – University of Liverpool

Cost: £7,000 total cost for all students. 
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Liverpool will complete modules on topics such as Animals & Human Society, and an Introduction to Epidemiology. along with a substantial research project. It is usually completed in 1 year studying full time. 

Masters in Advance Practice in Veterinary Nursing – University of Glasgow

Cost: £11,250 total cost for all students. 
What You Will Study: This masters at the University of Glasgow is a part-time online distance learning course that takes 3 years to complete. Students must be practising Veterinary Nurses. Modules include Clinical Governance in Veterinary Nursing and an Introduction to Veterinary Nursing Business Studies.

Masters of Companion Animal Clinical Science – University of Copenhagen

Cost: DKK 15,000 total cost for all students. 
What You Will Study: Modules at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark include Veterinary Methodology and Paradinical Skills and Dedicated Companion Animal. Students complete this course on a part-time basis in 3 years and it is taught in English. 

MSc in Animal Sciences – Wageningen University and Research

Cost: €2,083 per year for Dutch and EU students / €18,700 per year for international students. 
What You Will Study: This course at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands is a continuation of the undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences and is conducted in English. Students take 2 years studying full time to complete the course and they can focus on areas such as Genetics and Biodiversity, Animal Ecology, and Nutrition and Metabolism.

MSc in Veterinary Sciences – University of Bristol

Cost: £1,050 per year for all students. 
What You Will Study: This research-based course at the University of Bristol takes 3 to 4 years studying full time to complete. Students must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to gain entrance to the course. 

Masters by Research in Veterinary Sciences – University College Dublin

Cost: €5,000 total cost for all students. 
What You Will Study: Students at University College Dublin in Ireland can complete the first year of a PhD in Veterinary Sciences on a full-time basis. Topics include areas such as Agri-food, Environment, Energy, Health, and Developing Evidence-based Policies for Governments. 

Masters of Veterinary Medicine – University of Nottingham

Cost: £4,260 per year for all students. 
What You Will Study: This a research Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham takes 3 years to complete studying full time, and students must be Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to qualify for the course.

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