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Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Available for international students via distance learning

What is it like?

Postgraduate diplomas provide education training in specialist disciplines and involve taught courses, although often a project may be included.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science is a course of study open to graduates or those who have been able to demonstrate extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind. It consists of a coherent programme of not less than one year full-time study (or its equivalent in part-time study).

Courses or other work prescribed shall be at an advanced level that builds on attainment in the academic field of the prior degree.


Massey University’s veterinary programme is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide by both the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking and ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.


Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

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