Higher Research Degrees

Master of Philosophy (Science)

Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

The degree may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis. In the case of full-time candidates, the minimum period of candidature is two years for candidates holding a master's degree or equivalent, or three years in the case of those holding a bachelor's degree with first class or second class honours. The maximum period of candidature is normally five years. Part-time candidature may be approved for applicants who can demonstrate that they are engaged in an occupation or other activity which leaves them substantially free to pursue their candidature for the degree. Normally the minimum period of candidature will be determined on the recommendation of the Faculty but in any case will not be less than three years; the maximum period of candidature is normally seven years.

Entry requires (one of the following):

- Master of Veterinary Science
- Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies
- Master of Science in Veterinary Science or
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours

Applicants not having an honours degree may be accepted as candidates after passing a qualifying examination. Graduates of other universities may also be admitted as candidates provided that their qualifications satisfy the Academic Board of The University of Sydney.
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Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc)

The degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science is not conferred until the candidate is a graduate of eight years' standing from the degree that qualified him or her for candidature.

The degree is awarded for published work that is recognised by scholars as a distinguished contribution to knowledge.