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Master of Veterinary Science

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Massey's Master of Veterinary Science is an internationally recognised veterinary degree, most suitable for those who would like to undertake in-depth research in a particular area of interest.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)

About this course

Massey's Master of Veterinary Science is an internationally recognised veterinary degree, most suitable for those who would like to undertake in-depth research in a particular area of interest.

Massey University's Master of Veterinary Science brings the world's veterinary expertise to you. You will learn in a supportive and enthusiastic environment supported by internationally-recognised experts in their field.

Entry requirements

Master of Veterinary Science 120 credits

Admission to the 120 credit Master of Veterinary Science requires you to have

  • Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science, or
  • a veterinary qualification (with a minimum B average) that can be registered by the New Zealand Veterinary Council and is considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent to the Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science, or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in an area of Veterinary Science (with a minimum B average),

Study locations

Manawatu

Career pathways

Massey's Master of Veterinary Science is designed for people with a specific career focus in a veterinary speciality or who want to go onto further veterinary research, such as a PhD. People undertaking the degree programme may also be preparing for specialist exams in the USA, Europe, Australia or New Zealand.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • Young master's graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master's graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor's degree.