Skip to Content
Get an estimation of the fees payable for your chosen study programme.Estimate fees
Determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.Estimate workload
Details you need to know about the structure, courses and requirements for this programme.View regulations
Admission to the Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies requires you to have a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with at least a B grade average, or equivalent.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
You shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Course Schedule.
The Degree of Master of Veterinary Studies is awarded with or without a subject.
You may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits, including at least 60 credits at 800-level, in a subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule to the Degree.
The subjects available are: Conservation Veterinary Medicine, Epidemiology, Veterinary Pathology, and Veterinary Public Health.
A master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.
For progression to Part Two of the Master of Veterinary Studies, a B Grade Average is needed for the Part One courses.
Your 180credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) and completed within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study.
All requirements must be completed within five years of first enrolling in the Master of Veterinary Studies.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates
To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.
The degree will be granted with an endorsement identifying the veterinary field in which the candidate undertook study for the degree. The endorsement will be specified at the time the course of study is approved by Academic Board and will form part of the name of the degree received by the candidate at graduation.
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
Page authorised by Director, Student Administration