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Veterinary Science

Master's in Veterinary Medicine

5.5 years

€12480 pa

Programme profile

The curriculum for veterinary medicine parallels the standard curriculum found in most European veterinary programmes. During the first two (preclinical) years students study Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Ethology, Agroeconomics, Botany, Biomathematics and Computer Application. Latin and Hungarian can be chosen as optional courses. During the next three (clinical + paraclinical) years, the curriculum includes Animal Breeding, Pathology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Parasitology, Animal nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Food Hygiene, Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Animal Hygiene, Epizoology and Public Veterinary Medicine.

The 11th (practical) semester includes practical work at the Faculty Clinics and faculty-associated institutions. Practical work at the school's Field Stations and State Farms, as well as with practitioner veterinarians is part of the curriculum.

Programme content

Year 1: Botany; Inorganic Chemistry; Anatomy; Histology; Biology; Zoology; Biophysics; Organic Chemistry; Physiology

Year 2: Anatomy; Biochemistry; Physiology; Professional Practice; Agrareconomics; Informatics; Ethology; Clinical Examinations; Topographic & Applied Anatomy; Genetics; Biomaths; Virology

Year 3: Animal Breeding; Lab-Animal Science; Pharmacology; Pathology; Immunology; Pathophysiology; Library Informatics; Parasitology; Animal nutrition;Clinical Diagnostics; Applied Ethology

Year 4: Parasitology; Animal nutrition; Pathology; Surgery ; Veterinary Medicine;Toxicology;Fish Hygiene and Diseases; Bee Hygiene and Health; Obstetrics & Reproduction; Animal Hygiene & Herd Health; Pet Animal Diseases; Food Hygiene; Agrareconomics; Clinical Practice

Year 5: Surgery; Veterinary Medicine; Obstetrics & Reproduction; Animal Hygiene & Herd Health; Food-Hygiene; Public Vet. Medicine; Forensic Vet. Medicine; Epizootiology & infectious diseases; Vet. Ophthalmology; Clinical Practice

Year 5.5 Extramural Practice


This programme is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for registration to practise as a vet in the UK and Ireland.

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels (grades between A and E) + 3 GCSE (grades between A and C) inc Maths

Biology & Chemistry not required but included in Entrance Exam

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at H5. LC subjects to include Maths

Biology & Chemistry not required but included in Entrance Exam



Yes: Letter of Motivation

Letters of Recommendation are required from school or college

01 January

30 June