|Application deadline:||31 July|
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|Start date:||September 2015|
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
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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).
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.
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
|TOEFL iBT® test:||100|
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The Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master's Scholarships - which allows you to apply for one of the 6 Master's scholarships - each scholarship will have a total value of £5,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study. Closing date: 31 May 2013 for all applicants. The Edinburgh Global Academy Online Distance Learning Master's Scholarships - which will allow you to apply for one of the 4 Master's scholarships - each scholarship will have a total value of £9,000 which will be deducted from the tuition fee for the entire part-time programme of study. Closing date: 31 May 2013 for all applicants.A variety of other scholarships are also potentially available to you, and we have listed 3 here:ILA Scotland is a Scottish Government scheme that helps you pay for learning that you can do at a time, place, pace and in a way to suit you. Its for people who have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or who are on benefits. The University of Edinburgh is an approved Learning Provider for the ILA500 scheme and students enrolled on this programme, who meet the ILA requirements, are eligible to apply for this support. Please note that forms must be signed and verified by Registry and should be submitted to ILA Scotland no later than one month after the start date of this programme.