|Doctor of Veterinary Medicine|
The DVetMed(Res) degree is aimed specifically at students in clinical practice. The course of study will provide students with the opportunity to develop:
- the ability to recognise and validate problems
- original, independent and critical thinking and the ability to develop theoretical concepts
- a knowledge of recent advances within the field and in related areas
- an understanding of research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within the research field
- the ability to critically analyse and evaluate research findings and those of others
- an ability to summarise, document, report and reflect on progress
Qualifications for Admission
To be eligible for registration for the DVetMed(Res) degree, a candidate must either
- have obtained as an Internal Student the BVetMed degree or another degree of the University of London which is deemed suitable; or
- be a Teacher, Reader or Professor of the University at the time of carrying out the work described in the thesis and hold a veterinary degree; or
- hold a veterinary degree of another United Kingdom university; or
- hold an overseas veterinary qualification and be eligible for registration as a veterinary surgeon, at least on a temporary basis, by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and be working in the United Kingdom at the time of carrying out the work described in the thesis.
Registration and Attendance
The length of the course will be determined for each student individually by the authorities of the College, but in no case will it be less than is two calendar years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
Supervision and Course of Study
A student may carry out her/his research outside The Royal Veterinary College under a local Supervisor who will provide a signed written statement indicating his/her willingness to undertake this role. The candidate is expected to have contact with her/his College Supervisor at least quarterly as the work progresses, and also before embarking on the preparation of the thesis, at the stage when the thesis is ready for presentation to the University for examination and if he/she is concerned about local supervision; this may be done by letter or telephone if necessary.
A candidate who holds an overseas veterinary qualification (above) may either:
- carry out her/his research at The Royal Veterinary College or
- carry out her/his research in the United Kingdom outside The Royal Veterinary College as outlined above
Applications must be made on the College’s Postgraduate Application Form. We would be grateful if you could send as many of the accompanying documents requested in the application form as possible.
Applications should be sent to:
The Graduate School
The Royal Veterinary College
Royal College Street
London NW1 0TU
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