MSc (Veterinary Industrial Pharmacology) (Coursework)

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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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 - 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.

Contact info

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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