Veterinary Medicine - Research

At the heart of UCD’s research strategy is the ambition to address the challenges that will shape Ireland’s future and its role in the wider world. The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine’s research programmes address key national issues including environment, energy, agri-food, health, and the development of evidence-based policy. These align with many of the current global challenges in areas such as energy, food shortage and environment.

Students undertaking graduate research degrees within the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine have an opportunity to contribute to these nationally and internationally important areas of research, while developing their knowledge of their area of research and research skills. As a School, we harness the complementary energies of research and teaching to drive graduate education. Our goal is to produce confident, highly-skilled graduates with the potential to make major contributions to the knowledge economy in Ireland and abroad.

Graduate research degrees are available at Masters and PhD level.

Entry requirements

Professional Doctorate (DVMS)
The programme is only open to candidates enrolled as a Resident in an EBVS approved residency programme in the School of Veterinary Medicine. For details of available residency programmes please see the UCD Veterinary Hospital website.

Application dates

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D031 Veterinary Medical Specialisation Doctor of Vet Medical Spec FT 03/04 Years
D011 Veterinary Medicine Master of Animal Science FT/PT 02/04 Years
D019 Veterinary Medicine Master of Science FT/PT 02/04 Years
D025 Veterinary Medicine Master of Veterinary Medicine FT/PT 02/04 Years
D003 Veterinary Medicine Doctor of Philosophy FT/PT 03/06 Years

More details
  • Qualification letters

    DVMS / MAnSc / MSc / MVM / PhD

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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