The University of the West Indies

Postgraduate Programmes

 


The School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) occupies an ideal location for the study of Tropical Veterinary Medicine.

Full-time programmes extend for at least 21 months for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and at least 36 months for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Research laboratories are supplied with state-of-the-art equipment, and our research focus includes the development of new methods of diagnosis of foodborne diseases, food safety and biosecurity.

As a postgraduate student in the School of Veterinary Medicine, it is possible to do:

  • basic science research.
  • applied science research, or
  • clinical research

We also have a multinational faculty available to work with you, and guide you through your chosen area.

M.Phil. & Ph.D. degrees
  • Veterinary Anatomy.
  • Veterinary Microbiology.
  • Veterinary Public Health.
  • Veterinary Parasitology.
  • Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRY

Only candidates who hold Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees qualify for degrees in veterinary clinical studies. Degrees in non-clinical areas are open to holders of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees (DVM), as well as holders of other suitable degrees. A minimum of B grade, in the area of interest, at the degree examination is required.

The following are eligible for admission to the MPhil degree programme.

1.1      Graduates of The University of the West Indies or of any other university, recognised for

            this purpose, holding the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or its equivalent.

1.2      Graduates of the University of the West Indies or of any other university,  recognised for

            this purpose, holding first class or second class degrees (preferably second class upper

            degrees).

1.3      Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements outlined in 1.1 and 1.2 may be admitted to

            the M.Phil programme, only if they have passed prescribed qualifying courses. Such

            candidates may be admitted as qualifying students.

1.4      Only candidates who hold Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees qualify for

            degrees in veterinary clinical studies. Degrees in non-clinical areas are open to holders

            of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees (DVM) as well as holders of other suitable

            degrees, which must be obtained at the level of second class upper or first class. Those 

            with second-class lower degrees may apply only if they have a minimum of B grade in the

            area of interest at the degree examination.