Students may select from all postgraduate units of study offered in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, subject to the availability of supervisors in some areas or the meeting of pre-requisites. Students completing a stream must select units of study from their designated stream, in consultation with their Academic Supervisor.
The course is offered on-campus or may be taken by distance, with interactive online classrooms. Some units of study are offered face to face – in classroom/tutorial/laboratory format. Many of these units of study are conducted at the Camden Campus, and students must be prepared to travel to or live at this campus at various times during their candidature.
Some units of study are supervised, practical units. In consultation with academic staff, students must arrange supervision for these units before enrolling in them.
Students will generally complete a generic degree by undertaking whichever units of study best suit their learning goals.
Students who complete the Master of Veterinary Studies will be required to complete either case report(s) or research to the value of 6–12 credit points. Students who elect to complete 6 credit points of research must complete a further 6 credit points of elective units of study.
International students who are based in Australia on a student visa are only permitted to take 12 credit points of online study in their master's program.
Completion without a stream
A candidate should first decide on their primary mode of study (distance, on-campus or supervised) and indicate their preferred units of study in consultation with faculty staff.
Based on the type of units of study selected, a candidate without a stream will be allocated an academic supervisor for their program . A candidate must complete all requirements for the award as outlined in the course rules.
Only students employed in one of the University's Veterinary Teaching Hospitals are eligible to undertake this stream.
Some units of study require a veterinary qualification registrable in NSW. The conduct of some units of study may require registration (eg conducting some research projects). If you are uncertain, seek advice from faculty staff.
A candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Clinical Studies will complete:
- VETS9005 Veterinary Internal Medicine 1
- VETS9006 Veterinary Internal Medicine 2
- VETS9007 Veterinary Surgery
- VETS9008 Veterinary Anaesthesia
- VETS9009 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Clinical Studies will also complete the following units in consultation with their supervisor(s):
- VETS9003 Special Topics in Veterinary Studies
- VETS9004 Case Report in Veterinary Studies
In addition, a candidate for the Master of Veterinary Studies in Small Animal Clinical Studies will complete:
- VETS9001 MVetStud Research Project 1
- VETS9002 MVetStud Research Project 2
These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.
Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Studies
Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Studies
Master of Veterinary Studies