The programme contains bespoke modules in Bioveterinary Science, in topics such as animal husbandry and welfare, veterinary form and function, veterinary diseases, epidemiology, pathology and public health. Students also choose modules available in the School of Life Sciences, which include animal biodiversity, animal behaviour, zoology practical skills, comparative animal physiology and conservation biology.
The MBiolSci is a four-year programme, in which students first follow the three-year BSc in Bioveterinary Science and then continue into a fourth year, subject to performance.
The fourth (Master’s) year aims at developing enhanced research and personal skills for students seeking a high-level career in research (eg studying for a PhD or working in industry) or those seeking to enhance their qualification. Students take advanced modules (include hyperlink) and will join a research team to undertake a significant research project. Students can also apply for a six-week summer research internship in the UK or overseas or apply to spend time working in industry or in other enterprises in the final year.
Programme in detail
There are several options available in years two and three allowing the student to tailor their degree to fit with their strengths, interests and career aspirations. In the third year, all students carry out an extended research project of their choice with an active research group. Various modes of teaching are used throughout the programme including lectures, practical classes, problem-based learning and guided study supported by our Virtual Learning Environment.