Graduate Programmes

Our graduate programmes allow students to immerse themselves in a subject that they love and they help them to hone their knowledge of their chosen subject area, whilst also allowing them to develop new skills and gain new knowledge. Undertaking a graduate programme in the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine can be a tremendously rewarding experience and one which can also enhance career prospects.

Taught degrees provide the student with a highly structured learning environment in which to study their chosen subject, whereas research degrees give students the opportunity to conduct their own research under the close supervision of their allocated supervisor.

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine offers a professional doctorate programme, the Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialisation, paralleling the requirements of a variety of residency programmes approved in UCD by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation. The professional doctorate programme is one of advanced education and training, incorporating taught elements, supervised professional practice and supervised research.

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We also provide a number of taught graduate programmes at graduate certificate level. These courses are delivered by distance learning to facilitate access, continuing professional education and life-long learning.

See below for more information on our Certificate programmes:

We also provide graduate research opportunities at Master's and Doctoral degree levels which allow students the opportunity to play an active role in UCD's flourishing research community. Information on our graduate research programmes can be found at:

General Information

Further information on the full range of graduate studies programmes available at UCD can be found on the UCD Graduate Studies website.

Information on current fees and grants can be found on the Fees and Grants website.

International applicants will find useful information relating to Student Visa applications and details on minimum English language requirements on the UCD International website.

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