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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

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Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc)

Be at the forefront of the veterinary profession with the latest research developments, the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge, and practical expertise.

The Master of Veterinary Science offers a higher postgraduate qualification and includes a significant project and report in veterinary pathology and diagnostics.

This 1.5 year program trains veterinary students to become veterinary pathologists and will improve your research skills, enhance your existing competencies in pathology plus qualify you for enrolment in a professional doctorate.

You'll access UQ’s world-class facilities, including a $100-million veterinary science centre with veterinary laboratory services, a small animal hospital, an equine specialist hospital and an animal genetics laboratory.

Through a 2-semester research project in the area of veterinary pathology and infectious disease, you'll increase your technical and research skills, working with the university’s researchers and academics.

Graduating as a veterinary diagnostic pathologist, you'll be qualified to work in the diagnosis of animal diseases, as well as in teaching and research.

Program highlights

  • Study at UQ, known for producing veterinarians who are in high demand here and overseas.
  • Increase your technical and research skills, working with the university’s researchers and academics.
  • Develop your understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases and improve your diagnostic techniques.

Campus Information


Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.


  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Veterinarian
  • Clinical veterinary pathologist
  • Specialist veterinarian
  • Animal disease control officer

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor degree in veterinary science or an approved discipline; or
Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Science.