Conservation Medicine, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #27 (WUR) Online
Programme aims to provide veterinarians with the skills and knowledge required to be effective practitioners of conservation medicine.

About

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).

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    100

    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

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

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

  • International

    4100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4100 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.