• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Tropical veterinary science covers the field of animal health, welfare, and production with the aim of improving health and productivity of livestock, and better utilisation of animal resources. The Tropical Veterinary Science program from James Cook University are available to veterinary science graduates who wish to further their training.


This Tropical Veterinary Science program from James Cook University is for veterinary science graduates who want to further their training in tropical veterinary health issues and reproduction.

Study areas within the tropical veterinary science programs may include:

  • Animal production
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology.

Career opportunities

Tropical veterinary science has become an area of global importance as world trade continues to expand and the challenge of future research is to develop better diagnosis, treatment and control methods for tropical diseases of all livestock species.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Veterinary Public Health 
  • Epidemiology 
  • General Pathology 
  • Infectious Diseases of Livestock 
  • Applied Protocol Writing 
  • Research and Dissertation 
  • Applied Pathology 
  • Advanced Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Veterinary Parasitology 
  • Animal Nutrition 
  • Animal Reproduction and Management 
  • Advanced Epidemiology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 044960K

  • Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science; or
  • Completion of qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38960 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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