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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Veterinary Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Be at the forefront of the veterinary profession with the latest research developments, the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge, and practical expertise.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5613, 084728J
Intake Months
International Fees
$66,032 per year / $99,048 total

About this course

The Master of Veterinary Science offers a higher postgraduate qualification and includes a significant project and report in veterinary pathology and diagnostics.

This 1.5 year program trains veterinary students to become veterinary pathologists and will improve your research skills, enhance your existing competencies in pathology plus qualify you for enrolment in a professional doctorate.

You'll access UQ's world-class facilities, including a $100-million veterinary science centre with veterinary laboratory services, a small animal hospital, an equine specialist hospital and an animal genetics laboratory.

Through a 2-semester research project in the area of veterinary pathology and infectious disease, you'll increase your technical and research skills, working with the university's researchers and academics.

Graduating as a veterinary diagnostic pathologist, you'll be qualified to work in the diagnosis of animal diseases, as well as in teaching and research.

Study locations


What you will learn

  • Study at UQ, known for producing veterinarians who are in high demand here and overseas.
  • Increase your technical and research skills, working with the university's researchers and academics.
  • Develop your understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases and improve your diagnostic techniques.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Veterinarian
  • Clinical veterinary pathologist
  • Specialist veterinarian
  • Animal disease control officer