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Veterinary Science Programmes

Undergraduate (BVSc & BSc)

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Veterinary Anatomy
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Veterinary Physiology

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (DVN)

Postgraduate

Taught masters (MVSc & MSc)

  • Master of Science in Veterinary Anatomy
  • Master of Science in Veterinary Biochemistry
  • Master of Science in Veterinary Physiology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Pathology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Parasitology
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Microbiology
  • Master of Science in Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Control
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Ruminant Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Reproduction and Herd Health
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Small Animal Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science in Veterinary Epidemiology

Higher degrees by research (MPhil & DPhil)

  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Entry requirements and duration

BVSc: It is a full-time five-year degree programme. “A’ level passes in Biology & Chemistry is compulsory plus at least one other science subject (Mathematics and/or Physics) and a point system is used. ‘O’ level English Language and Mathematics are also a requirement.

DVN: It is a full-time two-year degree programme and the entry requirements are 5 “O” level passes inclusive of Mathematics, Biology & English Language

MSc/MVSc/MPhil/DPhil: For the Masters Degree programmes, it is 2 years and 3 years for full-time and part-time students, respectively and first degree with a 2.1 or better in the relevant area of study is a requirement. For the DPhil programme, it is 4 years for full-time and 8 years for part-time students and a Masters degree is a requirement.

REGULATIONS FOR BVSc

It is governed by the General Academic Regulations for undergraduate programmes of the University of Zimbabwe and Faculty regulations. The courses are not semesterised. Candidates must pass every course in a part before proceeding to the next level. A student who fails a course may be allowed to sit for supplementary examinations. A compulsory certified 3-month extra-mural practical at a veterinary establishment for every student as from Year 3 is required.

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