Master Conservation Medicine(online)

  • Online
  • 36 months
  • GBP4100 Year (International)
  • English (Find a course)
The University of Edinburgh
Programme aims to provide veterinarians with the skills and knowledge required to be effective practitioners of conservation medicine.

Description of Conservation Medicine


In response to the increasing recognition of a need for trained veterinarians in this field, this online learning programme is aimed specifically at veterinarians, to provide them with the skills and knowledge required to be effective practitioners of conservation medicine, and to enable them to assist in the development of solutions to ecological health issues.

The programme aims to enable students to:

  • acquire knowledge about conservation medicine and the interactions between animal, human and ecosystem health
  • acquire specific veterinary skills applicable to conservation medicine
  • understand how a conservation medicine approach can be applied in a range of practical situations
  • interpret and communicate scientific results and information (in research and other forms of social debate) across other related scientific disciplines and to other stakeholders

Participants will gain the capacity and necessary expertise to contribute effectively to this rapidly growing multidisciplinary field and to enhance career opportunities.

Expert tutors will support you through every stage of the programme and you can engage with fellow students in supportive and constructive online networks.

Your progress will be assessed through online presentations, essays, critical reviews of literature, student self- reflection activities, short answer questions, scientific posters, group wiki events, and peer review activities.
Graduates can use their conservation medicine qualification to enhance their career prospects in academia, research, governmental and non-governmental organisations and consultancies.

Students will graduate with an MVetSci (36-72 months study), Diploma (24-48 months study) or Certificate (12-24 months study).

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 31 July
Tuition fee
  • GBP 4100 Year (International)
Start date September  2016
Credits 180
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode Online
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Structure Semi-structured
Attendance No Attendance

Course Content

The MVetSci Conservation Medicine programme is delivered part-time by Online Distance Learning (OLDL), over a minimum period of three years and a maximum period of six years.The programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied; other than the three core courses specified for the certificate, you may choose to study one or more individual courses listed below, to complete a sufficient number of course credits to be awarded the certificate (60 credits), the diploma (120 credits) or the MSc (180 credits).You may undertake the programme by Intermittent Study (flexible progression route), accruing credits within a maximum time limit of six years for the MVetSci which will include a maximum period of 12 months from the start of their written reflective element to it being completed.For students wishing to study for the Certificate, the maximum time period for this is 2 years and for those undertaking the Diploma as well, the maximum time period for this is 4 years.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Conservation Medicine

The programme is aimed at providing qualified veterinarians with the skills required to work in the conservation medicine discipline.

A recognised veterinary degree is a requirement for entry:

  • BVM&S or equivalent qualification

Work Experience for Conservation Medicine

No work experience is required.

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