MSc (Veterinary Science)(Production Animal Studies)

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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MSc (Veterinary Science)(Production Animal Studies)

Master’s degree by dissertation is a research master’s degree that requires a high level of theoretical engagement and in some cases, demonstration of the ability to relate knowledge to a range of contexts for professional practice. It must contain a research component at NQF level 9 (to the value of 180 credits), culminating in the acceptance of a dissertation. A research master’s degree is a full research Program designed to develop research skills which amongst others, allows the graduate to progress seamlessly to the research demands of a PhD.

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 selected field of study

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Program content

Final year

Fundamental modules

Research methodology 813

Core modules

Dissertation: Production animal studies 805

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.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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