Master of Veterinary Medicine (Master Degree, Masters Degree)

Massey University New Zealand

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The award
Master Degree, Masters Degree

How long you will study
1 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time, part-time, distance, online

Course starts
February, July

International course fees
NZD 45730 per year

All study options

About Master of Veterinary Medicine at Massey University

The Master of Veterinary Medicine attracts students from all around the globe to this world-leading distance education programme. You may choose from a wide range of small animal, large animal, equine, epidemiology and veterinary business courses.

Massey University’s veterinary programme is internationally-recognised - we were one of the first in the Southern Hemisphere to earn American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation.

For more detailed information regarding the specific content of this course, please visit the website.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster Degree, Masters DegreeHow you will studyFull-time, Part-time, Distance, OnlineHow long you will study1 - 4 year
    Course startsFebruary, JulyDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesNZD 45730 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Full Year (120 credits)

International Students

$45,730 - 48,880 (NZD)

Fees quoted are estimates only and are based on 120 credits unless otherwise specified. Fees are in New Zealand dollars excluding GST and exclude study within New Zealand. Fees are based on 2018 rates and are subject to change each year. Non-tuition fees of between $163.75 and $285.30 per year will also apply, depending on the number of papers (courses) you study. 

Entry requirements

Domestic/International Students

Admission to the Master of Veterinary Medicine requires you to have a completed a veterinary degree. If you have completed a Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), or have a veterinary qualification that can be registered by the New Zealand Veterinary Council or is considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent to the Massey University BVSc, you can enrol into the Master of Veterinary Medicine.

Courses in the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme are not designed as retraining tools for veterinarians wanting to return to practice. They assume a base level of knowledge of that achieved in the veterinary degree, and they aim to extend veterinarians to a higher level of knowledge and skill. All courses have some assessments that require reporting of clinical material a student has managed.

In order to enrol directly into the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme you must have obtained a B grade average in your veterinary degree. If you are not eligible to enrol directly into the Master of Veterinary Medicine but have the appropriate background, and are approved for entry into an alternative qualification, you may complete Master of Veterinary Medicine courses towards a Certificate of Proficiency, Postgraduate Certificate of Science (PGCertSc) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (PGDipVSc) and then may switch your enrolment to the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme if you obtain minimum B grades in at least two Master of Veterinary Medicine courses.

Discretionary entry by a veterinary degree from an unlisted institution may be possible and an additional path to entry is available if you have:

  • A veterinary degree that is not from one of the pre-approved universities; and
  • Have 6.5 IELTS score or equivalent as outlined on the Massey University website.

International Students - Language Requirements

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level. Some programmes require a higher level of English Language competency than the minimum requirement indicated, you can view further details on the university website.

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