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Postgraduate Admissions

Teaching

One to one supervision

The number of hours of formal supervision will vary depending on the individual, supervisor and project. The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision.

Posters

Students are expected to present at the weekly seminar slot to the Department at the end of their first year. They are also expected to participate in the biannual Departmental research days at least once during their course by presenting posters and/or 'Blitz Talks' (short oral presentations).​

Feedback

Formal online feedback through supervisor reports, plus informal feedback as required.

Assessment

Thesis / Dissertation

The examination of the VetMD consists of the submission of a thesis of the research work and an oral examination on the subject of the thesis and the general field of knowledge within which it falls. The thesis must be no longer than 60,000 words. These limits exclude figures, photographs, tables, appendices and bibliography.  

The thesis cannot be submitted until four years have elapsed since the date of the candidate's admission to their approved veterinary degree.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Veterinary Medicine

Course – related enquiries

Application – related enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2020
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2021
Course Starts
April 17, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
June 30, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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