Pursuing Original Research in the Field of Veterinary Medicine
What is the Veterinary PhD by Research?
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine research programs provide students with the opportunity to conduct original, faculty-supervised research in the fields of veterinary medicine.
The Veterinary PhD by Research degree program is based on supervised research over a period of three years full-time or six years 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 PhD by Research is determined on the basis of a submitted dissertation, not exceeding 100,000 words, and an externally-assessed oral examination.
How is Veterinary Research Evaluated?
Research supervisors will submit a yearly progress report to the Postgraduate and Research Committee on the work of the candidate. Information to be provided in the progress report will include advancement of the research, development of discipline specific research skills and progress in expected outcomes (e.g. manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals).
The candidate must have demonstrated the capacity to pursue original veterinary research and to present the results in a critical and scholarly way. The doctoral dissertation must be an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge and understanding of the field of study, such that it is worthy of presentation in peer reviewed publications.