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Companion Animal Clinical Science

Master (1 year) of Companion Animal Clinical Science, 60 ECTS
Agriculture and environment

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6481 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 5474 EUR
Erasmus Yes


The Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science programme is a part-time programme equivalent to one year of full-time study (60 ECTS credits). It is designed to be completed within three years.

At the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science students can choose between seven different specialisation tracks. The specialisation track consists of three modules within the chosen area.Participants attain specialised knowledge, skills and competences within an elective companion animal specialisation

Read more about the structure of the programme and its compulsory coursesthe programme accreditationsour teaching methods and facilities and life at the university.

If you are certified from Sweden, Norway or Finland you might be able to enroll in the Master programme directly at the specialisation track. Are you already certified in Companion Animal Diseases?  

Career Opportunities  

On completion of the programme, the graduate will be able to approach and address complex companion animal health and disease problems in a highly reflective and structured problem oriented fashion based on analysis of collected data and information from the medical literature, resulting in clinical decision making and planning and execution of specialised diagnostic work up, procedures and therapeutic strategies at an advanced level. Furthermore to communicate professional and specialisation related topics and solutions to new issues to specialist and non-specialists colleagues, as well as to lay people. The graduate will be able to participate in cross disciplinary interaction, networks and collaboration at a highly qualified level within the elected area of specialisation. The graduate will have the foundation to continuously develop professionally within the area of specialisation.

About the degree

The Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science programme gives veterinarians with at least 2 years of practical professional experience from companion animal practice a university-based continuing education in applied and advanced veterinary methodology, paraclinical skills and clinical decision making.


Applicants for the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science programme must possess the following qualifications:
  • A Master's (candidate) degree in Veterinary Medicine/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in companion animal practice.
  • Proficiency in English
The same admission criteria apply to single courses unless otherwise indicated in the course description.

Read about the language requirements here

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all students within and outside of EU, EAA, or from Switzerland.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Frederiksberg Campus


The Frederiksberg Campus houses part of the Faculty of Science with areas of studies including natural and biosciences as well as part of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, including the University Hospital for Companion Animals. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings. Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Frederiksberg Campus area includes beautful gardens with many facilities for students, including a student-run café in an old greenhouse.

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