MSc Tropical Animal Health (Coursework)

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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MSc Tropical Animal Health (Coursework)

This degree primarily aims to address an international audience involved in tropical livestock and wildlife health, management and production in support of rural development, also wishing to integrate the impact of the diseases and control activities on the local ecosystems in order to increase knowledge and effectiveness of control strategies. The degree is more geared towards veterinarians and professionals with a background in Animal Health and Zoology, but it may also be of interest to medical professionals who want to broaden their scope. The modular programme is structured in such a way that a learner can, by selecting the appropriate elective and skills modules, achieve a qualification that will support various career paths.

Students are required to confirm whether a module will be presented in any particular year. This enquiry should be directed to the relevant head of department according to the syllabi information provided in the list of modules in this publication.

Admission requirements

  1. BVSc (or equivalent) degree or relevant four-year BScAgric degree or relevant BSc honours degree or relevant postgraduate diploma (on NQF level 8)
  2. An admissions examination may be required
  3. The candidate may be required to submit proof of two years’ professional experience in their selected field of study

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

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


  • Research: R 18,110 per annum
  • Coursework (includes part-coursework/part research): From R35,000 to R41,000

Subject to annual increases

Career paths

A qualification that will support various career paths, including microbiology or parasitology, veterinary field services, or general veterinary practice, to name a few.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

In 2020 the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria celebrated 100 years of veterinary education in South Africa. For the last few years, our Faculty has been ranked in the top 50 globally as a provider of...

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Why study at University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

The quality of its training is such that graduates from this Faculty have no difficulty competing for and entering postgraduate programmes at universities in countries around the world. The Faculty, situated on a separate campus that compares favourably with the best in the world hosts five academic departments, three research centres and the state of the art Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital (OVAH), through which we offer the majority of our training.

The Faculty is also in a unique position to provide clinical training in our surrounding communities and the Hluhvukani Clinic near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, with services provided in production animal medicine, herd health, state veterinary medicine, wildlife medicine, community medicine and welfare practice.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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