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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.

The supervisor will provide written feedback to the student each term with progress reports submitted online. The feedback will relate to the progress the student has made and include a specific comment on their research project. This will be discussed with the student in advance of the submission of the report to the University.

Posters and Presentations

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

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 13, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

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

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

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

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2023
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2024

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

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
Jan. 15, 2024
Course Starts
April 17, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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