Veterinary Professional Studies - Research Project (VETS609)

This module enables students to undertake a four-month research project/dissertation in chosen subject area. Within this module, students will develop and apply project specific research skills, and to communicate their research through a poster, a conference-style presentation and as a scientific paper.

Method of Teaching

Projects are selected by students in consultation with potential supervisors and module co-ordinators. Supervisors will provide guidance and mentorship, ensuring the project is approved by the appropriate ethics committee if required, and maintaining communication with the candidate on a weekly basis.

Candidates are supported with an online series of tutorials and materials, including access to the University of Liverpool's online library.

Module Structure

This module is divided into 2 units of work

1. Grant proposal (5%)

2. Project Work (95%)

Study design data collection/analysis and writing up.

Oral and poster presentations preparation


The Research Project module runs yearly from August.

Candidates can complete the Research module concurrently with other modules, providing that they have already completed at least 80 credits (i.e. 8 modules) towards the Veterinary Professional Studies programme.


Research Project (VETS609) - £2000

How to Enrol

Applications are invited from candidates who have already completed 80 credits towards a Veterinary Professional Studies award, and who are continuing to study for a MSc.

In order to enrol onto the Research Project module, candidates should submit a research proposal, which includes nomination of a supervisor and identification of the research facilities available for research. Approval of the proposal is required for a candidate to enrol onto the module.

Proposals are ordinarily expected to be submitted two months prior to the commencement of the module (i.e. in June each year).

Proposals will be assessed on their feasibility, and the availability of resources, including staff available for supervision.

For more information or to apply, please contact us.