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MSc Research Degree

Master of Science (MSc) by Research Degree

The Master of Science by Research degree program is based on supervised research over a period of one year full-time or a maximum of 24 months part-time. Progress monitoring is conducted throughout the study period and the student will be asked to demonstrate satisfactory progress at set milestones.


The award of a Master of Science by Research degree is based on the satisfactory completion of research training in addition to any other designated projects and/or assignments and/or course work, and the completion of a thesis, which must not exceed 30,000 words.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate that they have acquired an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the field of study and are capable of undertaking independent research.

Entry Requirements and Admissions

Applications accepted throughout the year - open enrollment

The minimum entry requirement for this degree program is a professional veterinary or medical qualification, or a bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in the biological or biomedical sciences. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their educational performance to date and their ability to demonstrate a sustained interest in research.

Due to the intensive nature of this degree, a high-level of English proficiency is required and applicants whose native language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of proficiency through test scores and/or education/professional experience in the medium of English.
 

How to apply

Prospective candidates for postgraduate research degree programs are invited to direct initial inquiries to postgrad@rossvet.edu.kn. Applicants may approach prospective supervisors to discuss their research aspirations and interests.
 

Combined DVM/MSc by Research

DVM students at RUSVM have the opportunity to earn their MSc by Research alongside their DVM program as an intercalated or integrated degree program. For more information about the Intercalated and Integrated DVM/MSc by Research, please consult Combined Degree Programs page.
 

How to apply

Prospective candidates for this postgraduate degree program are invited to direct initial inquiries to postgrad@rossvet.edu.kn. Applications are by invitation and, if shortlisted on the basis of their application and supporting documentation, applicants will be asked to attend an interview by Skype™ or video-conference.
 

What Happens Next

Applications are by invitation and will be reviewed in-line with our entry requirements and research expertise. If shortlisted on the basis of their application and supporting documentation, applicants will be asked to attend an interview by Skype™ or video-conference. Appointed candidates will then be issued a letter of offer which sets out the conditions of their degree and a mutually agreeable start date will be arranged. Offers must be accepted to finalize enrollment.

RUSVM will assist students pre-arrival with onboarding such as visa requirements and accommodations. Students should not make visa or travel arrangements until they have been contacted by a RUSVM representative.


I was afforded an excellent opportunity to partake in a MSc by Research studentship while attending veterinary school. I am contemplating the pursuit of a PhD after I finish with my DVM studies, and believe the work I do as a master's student would be of great benefit to me in that endeavor.

- Ryan C. Navarro, MSDVM Candidate 2018