PhD (Veterinary Science) (Anatomy and Physiology)

University of Pretoria - Faculty of Veterinary Science
2 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
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About this program

PhD (Veterinary Science) (Anatomy and Physiology)

A doctoral degree is a postgraduate qualification of at least 360 credits at NQF Level 10 and must demonstrate a high level of research capability and it must make a significant and original academic contribution at the knowledge frontiers of a discipline or field. The work must be of a quality to satisfy peer review consideration and merit publication. It requires a candidate to undertake research at the most advanced academic levels, requiring a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual and research independence, culminating in the submission, assessment and acceptance of a thesis; as well as the submission of proof of acceptance of a first-author research article for publication issued by an accredited journal. The project should be sufficient to generate at least three research articles.

A student for doctoral studies must complete his or her studies within three years after first registering for the degree.

Students are required to re-register before 31 March of every academic year until all the requirements of the degree have been met.

Providing that progress is satisfactory (based on the annual progress report(s) submitted), renewal of the registration of a doctoral student will be accepted for the second and third year of the study.

Renewal of registration after the three-year period is permitted only in exceptional circumstances and granted only for a limited fixed extension of this period in accordance with the relevant faculty procedures.

Admission requirements

Relevant master's degree in science

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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

Thesis: Anatomy and Physiology 902

Final year

Core modules

Thesis: Anatomy and Physiology 902

Scholarships & funding

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


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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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