Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program) degree at the University of Sydney is designed to equip veterinarians with disciplinary knowledge and applied skills and techniques. Graduates undertake a program to best suit their individual career goals and this will lead to career opportunities in the area of study selected.
The Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program) is the coursework component of the combined MVetStud/MVetClinStud degree, which forms the clinical residency program in Veterinary Science.
This degree is part of a combined degree program and can only be undertaken in combination with the Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies research degree. Further information about this degree is at this link below.
Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies
These two degrees are undertaken part-time and simultaneously, forming a full-time candidature. Places in this program are only available to postgraduate students who have been offered a place in one of the designated clinical streams after a vacancy has been advertised.
A candidate for the Master of Veterinary Studies will satisfactorily complete units of study granting 48 credit points in supervised elective units of study. They will be enrolled in a stream from the list below:
(a) Canine Medicine
(b) Equine Medicine
(c) Equine Surgery
(d) Feline Medicine
(e) Ruminant Medicine
(f) Small Animal Cardiology
(g) Small Animal Surgery
(h) Small Animal Medicine
(i) Veterinary Anaesthesia
(j) Veterinary Dermatology
(k) Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
(l) Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
(m) Veterinary Pathology
Course outcomes and further study
The Faculty of Veterinary Science's combined MVetStud/MVetClinStud degree offers practical advanced clinical training in selected disciplines for veterinarians who want to enhance their clinical skills and/or seek to become veterinary specialists.
This combined program is aligned to assist candidates to obtain credentials required to be considered eligible by Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVSc) to sit Fellowship examinations. Many of these credentials also fulfill the requirements of the equivalent European or American Diplomate/Specialist requirements in some fields.
Students undertaking this combined degree can progress to candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy.
Places in this program will be advertised when available and candidates will be selected through application and interview only.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit and relevant professional experience, according to the following admissions criteria:
- Applicants must be an Australian (or New Zealand citizen) or have permanent residency status.
- Applicants must have a BVSc Honours degree, or DVM, or equivalent.
- Applicants must have full registration (or be eligible for full registration) with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board.
Applicants must have a minimum experience of a one year rotating internship or equivalent practice experience.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.
How to apply
How to apply
When clinical residency positions are advertised the only method of application is through completion of the application form as found on the website http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/clinical_residency/how_to_apply.shtml and submission of this form with the appropriate documents, electronically only, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the advertised close off date for the residency.
How to apply
When a residency is advertised, international applicants should contact the administrative staff at email@example.com before making any application as the conditions of these residencies make them essentially only suitable for Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
Important Fee Information
Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount
The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the 2017 amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.
For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.
Annual review and fee increases
Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.
Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.
Annual review and fee increases
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental costs
For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.
Credit card surcharge
Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.