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Veterinary and Molecular Pathology

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18 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

In the Master Veterinary and Molecular Pathology you gain knowledge of animal diseases, their pathogenic mechanisms and the morphological and molecular aspects of diseases.

The Master programme Veterinary and Molecular Pathology is an 18-month, non-subsidised programme (see website for payment information) offered full-time. This post-graduate programme is aimed at graduates in veterinary medicine, with at least one year of relevant professional experience. The programme focuses on research of mechanism of animal diseases. You gain expertise in basic and specialised molecular research techniques at a theoretical and practical level. Experience in animal pathology is gained during specialised classes and practical work.

This programme is for veterinarians who have at least one year of professional experience in animal pathology or disease diagnosis. During the first six month of the programme you follow courses such as 'Introduction to General Pathology', Special Pathology', Laboratory Techniques', 'Necropsy of Domestic and Exotic Animals' and 'Laboratory Animal Science.' The following twelve months will be spent on a research project involving the following activities: study design, work planning, experiments, data collection and analysis, all leading towards a manuscript for publication in a double refereed journal.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Qualified Veterinarian (DVM, BVSc, BVM etc.)

Written request

Letter of motivation and description of current activities

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80

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