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MSc (Veterinary Industrial Pharmacology) (Coursework)

University of Pretoria
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
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MSc (Veterinary Industrial Pharmacology) (Coursework)

This Program is offered as a course-work master’s Program with modules in the advanced fundamentals of pharmacology and regulatory pharmacology. The course is designed to assist persons working in the field of regulatory veterinary pharmacology and covers training in the fundamentals (pharmacokinetics theory, basic pharmaceutics and pharmacodynamics theory), pharmacokinetic modelling, pharmacodynamics data analysis, veterinary legislation; preclinical toxicology, dossier evaluation; good laboratory practice, good clinical practice and good manufacturing practice.

The coursework master’s degree curriculum consists of compulsory core and elective theoretical modules (90 credits) as well as a mini-dissertation (90 credits).

The curriculum consists of two compulsory core modules (FAK 876 and VIP 800 for 40 and 50 credits, respectively) as well as a mini-dissertation (VIP 890 for 90 credits). In addition, students should also register for (and pass) the module Research methodology (VRM 813) (non-credit-bearing).

Admission requirements

  • BVSc (or equivalent) degree or relevant four-year BScAgric degree or relevant BSc honours degree or relevant postgraduate diploma (on NQF level 8)
  • An admissions examination may be required
  • The candidate may be required to submit proof of experience in their select

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Program content

Year 1

Fundamental modules

Research methodology 813

Core modules

  • Advanced fundamentals of pharmacology 876
  • Veterinary industrial pharmacology 800

Final year

Core modules

Minidissertation: Veterinary industrial pharmacology 890

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Credits: 180

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University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. We produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues. Being one of the largest research universities...

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University of Pretoria

Cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
0002 Pretoria
South Africa

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