Universities, Institutions, Colleges and Schools Awarding Veterinary Degrees


Bülowsvej 17

1870 Frederiksberg Denmark


Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Københavns Universitet, Det Biovidenskablige Fakultet

Recognition status :

AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
EAEVE European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand

Degrees :


MSc in Veterinary Medicine

LIFE - Faculty of Life Sciences is one of Europe's leading university environments in the areas of veterinary science, food and natural resources. Since 2007, the Faculty has been part of University of Copenhagen, the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. Based in a country that has the world's most environmentally friendly agricultural production and located in the so-called Medicon valley, among global pharmaceutical, biotech and food companies, LIFE is situated in the heart of one of the world's strongest life science environments. Research and university education at LIFE focus on seven core competences: Animals, ethics, welfare; Climate, energy, environment; Food and health; Plants and natural resources; Politics, economics, developing countries; Forest, land, urban development; Biotechnology In touch with real life The Faculty has an applied and business-oriented approach to the natural sciences. We apply our knowledge to ensure the greatest possible benefit to the Danish and the international communities. Our research and degree programmes, including PhD and international MSc programmes, are centered round knowledge and tools that can help secure a brighter future for humans, animals and plants. The world-class research carried out at the eleven departments at LIFE covers the whole chain from farm to fork to health and wellbeing. The BSc programme in veterinary medicine is a broad biological programme. Students will learn about eg. animal anatomy and how medicine affects animals and humans. They will also work with some of the ethical dilemmas involved in eg. the use of animals in research. The students will be given knowledge about the pathology, cause, development and spreading of animal diseases and how to treat and prevent them. Food safety, hygiene and toxicology are essential elements in the programme - among other things the students will learn how pathogenic substances can be traced in food products. Masters degree The MSc programme in veterinary medicine gives students the opportunity to use the basic knowledge from the BSc programme in more applied contexts. Students will learn how to diagnose and perform treatment and surgery on sick animals. The programme also touches upon the behaviour and well-being of domestic animals and the development of pharmaceuticals for human and animal use. The last part of the programme requires a choice between a number of specialisations: Food safety, production animals, small animals, biomedicine or horses.


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