MSc with specialisation in Global One Health (GOH): diseases at the human- animal interface

This degree primarily aims to address an international audience involved in tropical livestock and wildlife health, management and production in support of rural development, also wishing to integrate the impact of the diseases and control activities on the local ecosystems in order to increase knowledge and effectiveness of control strategies. The degree is more geared towards veterinarians and professionals with a background in Animal Health and Zoology, but it may also be of interest to medical professionals who want to broaden their scope. The modular programme is structured in such a way that a learner can, by selecting the appropriate elective and skills modules, achieve a qualification that will support various career paths.

This degree is offered as a combination of e-learning, face-to-face teaching and a compulsory collaborative induction/field-workshop.

It has the following components:

•           A one to two week compulsory induction/field-workshop

•           Compulsory core modules

•           Elective modules (Theory-based and Skills-based)

•           Mini-dissertation

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

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Career Opportunities

A qualification that will support various career paths, including microbiology or parasitology, veterinary field services, or general veterinary practice, to name a few.

Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 31/05/2022
  • Non-SA – 31/05/2022

Admission Requirements

  1. BVSc (or equivalent) degree or relevant four-year BScAgric degree or relevant BSc honours degree or relevant postgraduate diploma (on NQF level 8)
  2. An admissions examination may be required
  3. The candidate may be required to submit proof of two years’ professional experience in their selected field of study

Selection Process

Based on an interview

Minimum duration of study

2 years, full-time

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is unique in South Africa. It is the only institution responsible for training veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Our graduates and research programmes are vital in enhancing human and animal health, promoting biosecurity and welfare, and ensuring our production animals, wildlife and pets are safe and in good health.

The quality and scope of the Faculty’s training is such that our graduates are able to enter postgraduate programmes at universities across the world and can practice in many countries without the need to write registration exams. The Faculty is locally relevant and passionate about meeting the needs of South Africa. This not only applies to commercial farming but also to primary animal healthcare, where veterinarians as well as veterinary nurses can assist rural communities and smallholder farmers.

Enquiries about the programme

Name: Prof PT Matjila
Tel:  012 529 8230
E-Mail: [email protected]
How to apply

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