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.
- 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
The research topic is determined in consultation with the relevant 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 G.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.