Veterinary Medicine

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Local:$ 27.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 49.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jun 29, 2024
6 place StudyQA ranking:1799 Duration:1 year

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The student will perform a research project in veterinary medicine, veterinary science or a biological science, and during the course of the year will also prepare a literature review in the subject of their research project and present the project in talks and/or posters to a Departmental audience.  There are opportunities to present at external scientific meetings for many students. Students will be expected to take training courses in specialist areas as appropriate. Examination is  entirely based on the dissertation presented at the end of the year.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
  • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acting autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.


Continuation from MPhil to PhD is possible although it is not automatic. All cases are judged on their own merits based on a number of factors including: evidence of progress and research potential; a sound research proposal; the availability of a suitable supervisor, full funding and resources required for the research; acceptance by the Head of Department and the Degree Committee.

This is a research-only degree with no taught elements.

One to one supervision

Every research student has a Principal Supervisor and an Advisor. The number of hours of formal supervision will vary depending on the student, supervisor and project .   The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University's expectations regarding supervision. 

Seminars & classes

The student is expected to attend journal clubs and departmental seminars. Other classes are decided by student and supervisor and the number of hours is not set.


None except research project work.

Small group teaching

The number of hours is not set, except that there is a minimum requirement for generic skills training.

Journal clubs

Minimum of one per month.


Usually one  in the first third of the year.


Students are expected to present a seminar to the  Department towards the end of their MPhil.  They may also participate in the bi-annual Departmental research days by presenting posters and/or  short oral presentations.


Students can expect to receive a formal online feedback report from their supervisor once per term.  More informal feedback from supervisor will be provided as required.



This course is examined by dissertation and viva. The dissertation must be no longer than 20,000 words and must satisfy the examiners that the candidate can design and carry out an original investigation, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider context of the subject.


You will be given informal feedback on your literature review.

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