Conservation Medicine is an emerging discipline that studies the complex relationships and interactions between animal health, human health and ecosystem health. This programme provides veterinarians with the skills and knowledge required to be effective practitioners of conservation medicine.
This programme is designed to address the demand for online training in conservation medicine and provides in-depth training in a modular flexible format, ideal for veterinarians who wish to achieve a world-class award while maintaining busy professional and personal commitments.f
Participants will gain the capacity and necessary expertise to contribute effectively to this rapidly growing multidisciplinary field and to enhance career opportunities.
The programme is aimed at veterinary graduates world-wide who wish to pursue a career in the rapidly developing field of conservation medicine, in order to gain enhanced employment opportunities in academia, research, governmental and non-governmental organisations and consultancy.
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has the only Exotic Animal and Wildlife Unit in any UK veterinary school and has international expertise and reputation in wildlife medicine.
It takes 36 months to study for the MVetSci, 24 months for Postgraduate Diploma, and 12 months for the Postgraduate Certificate. Intermittent study is also available, allowing you to study for up to 6 years to gain the Masters qualification.
Postgraduate Professional Development
If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.