Program: MSc Veeartsenykunde

Code Faculty
08250901 Fakulteit Veeartsenykunde
Credits Duration
Duur van studie: 2 jaar Totale krediete: 240


Verwys asseblief na die Engelse weergawe vir meer inligting.

Also consult the UP General Regulations.

The MSc degree in Veterinary Science is a research degree. The degree is conferred by virtue of the successful completion of a dissertation.  (Also consult the  UP General Regulations.)


Subject to the stipulations of General Regulations G.30 and G.62 a BScHons a four-year BScAgric BVSc or equivalent degree is required.
A candidate with a completed BTech degree with a minimum of 60% in the broad area of specialisation that the candidate wishes to pursue a master’s programme must first complete additional undergraduate coursework as well as coursework at honours level as determined by the head of department. The programme of study must be approved by the Postgraduate Committee Faculty Board and Sub-committee of Senate. Confirmation of candidature will be based on the successful completion of the additional coursework requirements before admission to the master’s programme.
Candidates who are accepted for the MSc degree programme have to complete an acceptable module in research methodology successfully. In certain cases it remains the prerogative of the head of department to require in addition to the entrance requirements already mentioned an appropriate honours degree or the successful completion of an admissions test before registration. A student may also be required to pass a proficiency test in English (TOEFL) at an acceptable level.

Addisionele vereistes

In cases where web-based/online modules are offered, basic computer skills is required in order to successfully participate in the degree programme.

In certain cases, it remains the prerogative of the head of department to require, in addition to the entrance requirements, the successful completion of an admissions test before registration. A student may be required to pass a proficiency test in English (TOEFL).

Eksamens en slaagvereistes


Also consult the General Regulations.

  1. A student must submit a mini-dissertation, which deals with the particular field of specialization.
  2. A mini-dissertation is based on a research project or related research projects (which need not be original), planned and written down by the student within the theme of the chosen specialization.  (Assistance with statistical processing, applied specialised procedures, etc. is allowed, but must be acknowledged.) The student may use appropriate research done previously, to add to the writing of the mini-dissertation.

Earlier, related publications by the student may be bound with the mini-dissertation, but may not substitute the complete text of the mini-dissertation. Publications that are submitted, must be rounded off by means of an extensive introduction, materials, and information concerning methods and a discussion of the results. The mini-dissertation will be evaluated by an external examiner, who may not necessarily attend the final examination.

  1. The average of the separate marks awarded by all the examiners, constitutes the final mark for the mini-dissertation. The minimum pass mark is 50%. A student who has failed may be permitted by the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of department concerned, to submit an amended mini-dissertation for final adjudication.


The research topic is determined in consultation with the head of department, and the research project(s)/ dissertation that follow, must be approved according to Faculty guidelines.

Slaag met lof

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained at least 75% for the dissertation.

Die inligting wat hier verskyn, is onderhewig aan verandering en kan na die publikasie van hierdie inligting gewysig word.. Die Algemene Regulasies (G Regulasies) is op alle fakulteite van die Universiteit van Pretoria van toepassing. Dit word vereis dat elke student volkome vertroud met hierdie regulasies sowel as met die inligting vervat in die Algemene Reëls sal wees. Onkunde betrefffende hierdie regulasies en reels sal nie as ‘n verskoning by oortreding daarvan aangebied kan word nie.

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