Taught course

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

University of Nottingham · School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a veterinary degree and be members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Prospective graduates will be considered, but all veterinary graduates must have their Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) number for application. Graduates with less than 2 years post graduate clinical experience must include evidence that, as an undergraduate, they undertook at least 26 weeks of extramural clinical placements (outside the curriculum) or equivalent experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCert Veterinary Medicine and Surgery is a 12 month full-time taught programme aimed at new and recent veterinary graduates. It provides focused training in the candidates chosen clinical subject area. This is facilitated by appropriate exposure to clinical case load and scholarly activity, including the submission of a clinically-based research project, a clinical portfolio and clinical case report. All students are allocated a clinical supervisor or supervisors from the school who oversee the programme. Teaching is undertaken in appropriate clinical settings. The PGCert is distinct from the RCVS CertAVP and is not approved for inclusion in the RCVS register.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 6472