Advanced Clinical Practice, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    3600
    Tuition (Year)
    3600
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #27 Online
The Advanced Clinical Practice programme from The University of Edinburgh provides graduates with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to carry out the work of advanced veterinary practitioners.

About

The modular, portfolio approach allows the greatest flexibility to meet the needs of the modern practitioner. The goal of the Advanced Clinical Practice programme from The University of Edinburgh is to provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to be highly effective practitioners and to enable them to act as leaders and mentors within the veterinary community.

Veterinary medicine is a rapidly evolving discipline, comprising a wide range of specialist areas. Research in veterinary medicine is directly relevant to the improvement of health and welfare of domestic animal species and the protection of public health.

The R(D)SVS has an international reputation, and its clinical services - Hospital for Small Animals (dog and cat and exotics, zoo and wildlife) and Large Animal Hospital (equine and livestock) - are among the most influential centres for clinical care in the UK and Europe. It is best placed to advance the skills of the sector due to the skills in primary, secondary and tertiary care medicine and surgery, and its extensive research activities in all aspects of veterinary medicine.

Veterinary practitioners are under pressure to maintain high standards of practice while also keeping abreast of the latest developments. In response to the increasing requirement for support in developing advanced clinical skills, this new distance learning programme is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at veterinarians in practice.

Career opportunities

  • Enhanced promotion within the veterinary clinical practice sector.
  • Entry point for academic clinical positions coming from the private practice sector.
  • Veterinary-based industries particularly feed and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Programme Structure

The programme is delivered part-time by online distance learning over a minimum period of three years and a maximum period of six years. Students may undertake the programme by Intermittent Study (flexible progression route), accruing credits within a maximum time limit of six years for the MVetSci. For students wishing to study for the Diploma, the maximum time period for this is 4 years and for those undertaking the Certificate, the maximum time period for this is 2 years.

In summary, times for completion are as follows:

  • MVetSci: 36-72 months
  • PGDip: 24-48 months
  • PGCert: 12-24 months

The programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied; 

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Part-time
    • Average duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      36-72 months

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

This programme is intended for students with a veterinary degree or its international equivalent. If you hold an RCVS Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) you can directly enter the diploma year of the MVetSci programme.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 3600 International
  • GBP 3600 EU/EEA

Funding

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