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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Tropical Veterinary Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Rise to the challenge of developing better diagnosis, treatment and control methods for tropical diseases of all livestock species.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
044960K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$34,360 per year
International Fees
$40,280 per year

About this course

Apply your theoretical knowledge and skills gained in the Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Science to a relevant research project in the field of tropical veterinary science. Learn advanced methods of utilising animal resources in tropical, subtropical, and similar agro-ecological environments. Focus on the health and productivity of livestock and gain advanced knowledge in veterinary public health, epidemiology, pathology, and infectious diseases of livestock. Design, plan and ethically execute a research project related to tropical veterinary science. Gain skills in analysing and synthesising complex problems, concepts and theories with creativity and independence. Present your findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences through high-level written and oral communication.

Study locations

Townsville

Career pathways

The course is particularly suited to veterinarians working in academia, government veterinary services, herd health and aquaculture or who have a general interest in tropical veterinary medicine or a research career. A Master of Tropical Veterinary Science gives veterinarians the opportunity to upskill and increase their knowledge in tropical veterinary diseases and their diagnosis, prevention and control. Graduates can use this degree for entry into PhD studies and to equip them for a research or academic career. You will have the skills to advance your career within the veterinary profession or to better equip yourself to practice in tropical environments. The course is particularly suited to veterinarians working in academia, government veterinary services, herd health and aquaculture, or who have a general interest in tropical veterinary medicine or a research career. You could also gain entry into PhD studies for a career in research or academics. Consult the handbook for requirements and further information.