PhD

Veterinary Medicine

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 29.6k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 56.2k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jun 29, 2021
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There are a significant number of veterinarians carrying out research of a high standard in the course of their professional work for whom this degree provides an opportunity to present their work and obtain a formal degree.  Eligibility is restricted, as the candidate must have either a University of Cambridge degree and an approved veterinary degree or hold an appointment at the Cambridge Veterinary School in addition to an approved veterinary degree.

Research projects undertaken for the degree should be designed to build on candidates' veterinary expertise and professional experience.  The standard of work expected and the level of originality demanded is high, and the examinations procedure ensures that work is genuinely of doctoral standard.  Examination of the VetMD consists of the submission of a thesis of the research work and an oral examination on the subject of the thesis and the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

One to one supervision

The number of hours of formal supervision will vary depending on the individual, supervisor and project.   The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University's expectations regarding supervision.

Feedback

Formal online feedback through supervisor reports, plus informal feedback as required.

Assessment

Thesis

The examination of the VetMD consists of the submission of a thesis of the research work and an oral examination on the subject of the thesis and the general field of knowledge within which it falls.   The thesis must be no longer than 60,000 words.  These limits exclude figures, photographs, tables, appendices and bibliography.  

The thesis cannot be submitted until four years have elapsed since the date of the candidate's admission to their approved veterinary degree.

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  • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
  • IELTS (Academic) 7.0
  • TOEFL Internet Score 100
  • £50 application fee
  • First Academic Reference
  • Second Academic Reference
  • Transcript
  • CV/Resumé
  • Personal Reference

Extra Materials

A summary of the proposed subject of study or research, including the following:

  • a plan of the work to be undertaken and an account of the methods to be used
  • the place and time where the work is to be carried out
  • the method of financing the work
  • name of suitably qualified University staff member who is proposed as supervisor
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