Research course

Veterinary Sciences (MVetSci)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Royal School of Veterinary Studies
Qualifications
M.Vet.Sci

Entry requirements

A degree in veterinary medicine (BVM&S Veterinary Medicine or equivalent). All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

his programme is the only one of its kind in the UK. It is designed for high-calibre, veterinary graduates from clinical backgrounds who want to explore and benefit from veterinary research, perhaps with a view to pursuing a PhD or a career in research.

The programme offers you the opportunity to undertake a research project in a laboratory or department relevant to your speciality. The choice of research projects carried out is wide, and ranges from bench research to clinical research.

Admission to this programme is subject to identifying a suitable research project and appropriate supervisor before starting the degree. Examples of projects completed in session 2015-2016 were:

1. Interactions of natural killer cells and dendritic cells in bovine tuberculosis immunity.
2. Defining correlates of protective immunity against Mycobacterium bovis.

Subjects include:

  • epidemiology
  • gene delivery
  • genetics
  • immunology
  • microbiology
  • neuroscience
  • parasitology
  • pathology
  • welfare and zoo animals.

The programme begins with a month of teaching to give you an overview of the whole range of techniques used in medical research. The first two weeks comprise lectures on subjects from stem cell biology to ethics and clinical trials and statistics training. This will follow with two weeks of practical workshops in cell biology and molecular medicine and learning practical techniques, including basic tissue culture, how to do PCRs and run Western Blots. After the first month of teaching you will move to a laboratory most relevant to your own speciality.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration

M.Vet.Sci

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
MVetSci Administrator
Email
rdsvs.pgr.admin@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 9198