WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,527 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Veterinary Surgery
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
(i) effective use of specialized diagnostic facilities and to be able to perform ordinary and challenging surgical interventions in small and large animal patients
(ii) interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic images and prescription and administration of anaesthetics to patients and
(iii) research design in veterinary surgery


VM 621    Research Methods
VM 622    Statistics and Data Management
VSU 601    Soft Tissue Surgery
VSU 602    Orthopedic Surgery
VSU 603    Special Surgery
VSU 604    Experimental Surgery
VM 700    Dissertation

EPI 623    Practical Research Design, Management and Presentation
AVA 602    Principles of Anesthesia
VSU 605    Clinical Apprenticeships
VA 609    Clinical Anatomy
VSU 606    Principles of Radiology
VPT 601    Principles    and    Methods    in Pharmacology

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in veterinary surgery if he/she has either,
1.    University degree in veterinary medicine or veterinary science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a distinction or credit in veterinary surgery OR
2.    Candidates with a Pass grade in Veterinary Surgery will also be considered for admission if they have satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $20

How to Apply for Admission:
(a) Application forms can be downloaded from the school website: Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through or Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application ) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications ). Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank: Swift Code No CORUTZTZXXX.

(b) Online application through Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Master of Science in Veterinary Surgery include:
– Animal nutritionist
– Animal physiotherapist
– Veterinary surgeon
– Animal technician
– Ecologist
– Environmental consultant
– Higher education lecturer
– Nature conservation officer
– Research scientist (medical)
– Research scientist (life sciences)
– Science writer
– Veterinary nurse
– Zookeeper

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,527
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,155

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 3,550,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 9,658,862 TZS

NB: The Tuition fees per year for all Students is an addition of the First Semester Fees: 3,700,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,325 USD (International Students) PLUS the Second Semester Fees: 3,400,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,025 (International Students), then Divided by TWO.

Relevant Contact

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Office
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