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Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Veterinary Medicine for your Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science at Massey

If you are interested in a postgraduate qualification that is predominantly taught, a postgraduate diploma may be right for you.

Postgraduate diplomas provide education training in specialist disciplines and involve taught courses, although often a project may be included.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine) is a course of study open to graduates or those who have been able to demonstrate extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.

Courses or other work prescribed will be at an advanced level that builds on attainment in the academic field of the prior degree.

Internationally relevant research

Massey University has a unique strength in veterinary public health. We are internationally renowned in this area. You’ll be able to work with and learn from groups that are actively working on different aspects of research and training, including:


The EpiCentre

IDRec, our infectious diseases centre.

Multi-disciplinary expertise

The area of public health crosses over into many other scientific disciplines. You’ll be able to take advantage of Massey’s expertise and specialised equipment in relevant areas. That could include microbiology, molecular biology, mathematics, genomics and other areas.

Find out more about specific courses and our lecturers at

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine) you will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science, or a veterinary degree equivalent to the Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

International students requiring a study visa and studying onshore in New Zealand will not be able to include courses from the Veterinary Medicine endorsement in their qualification.

You will provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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