This programme is offered by the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies.
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.
Subject to the stipulations of the applicable General Regulations, a BScHons, a four-year BScAgric, BVSc or equivalent degree or a relevant postgraduate diploma (on NQF level 8) is required.
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).
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.
Before or on submission of the final copy of the dissertation, a student must submit a draft article for publication to the supervisor. (General Regulation 12(a) and (b)) The draft article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the dissertation and be approved by the supervisor concerned. The supervisor should then have the opportunity to take the paper through all the processes of revision and resubmission as may be necessary and/or appropriate in order to achieve publication.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained an average of at least 75% for the dissertation.