72 months
915 GBP/module
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In veterinary management of animals, anaesthesia and analgesia have vital importance in improving animal welfare, as well as permitting the ongoing developments in medical and surgical advances. Join the Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh to learn all about it.

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Knowledge and advances in anaesthesia over the last 20 years have been considerable. Join the Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh .

We can use techniques to block sensation locally or over a region of the body not just total unconsciousness.

We have an array of drugs and methods of drug administration available to us in our fight against pain.

Anaesthesia has always carried risks, and we have an increasing availability of monitoring equipment to help us monitor the physiological function of the body during anaesthesia with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality in our animals.

Why Edinburgh

We are offering this unique opportunity for an entirely online MSc to study these advances, during which students can gain knowledge and understanding in the equipment, drugs and techniques associated with anaesthesia and analgesia.

Our team can provide a wide range of clinical and research experience across many species.

Career opportunities

The MSc Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia is likely to be desirable for veterinary surgeons seeking employment in research environments (for example, as Named Veterinary Surgeon or other roles) due to the key importance of anaesthesia and the emphasis on this from Home Office regulation of research work in the UK.

The MSc will be a different route for progression for veterinary nurses who have key roles in private veterinary practices with regard to veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

This may be desirable for practices wishing to show a wide range of expertise among their staff and patient support for surgical procedures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Sciences in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • Anaesthetic Equipment
  • Patient Assessment, Critical Incidents and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Dogs and Cats
  • Equidae
  • Ruminants
  • Camelids and Pigs
  • Small Mammals (for example, rabbits, rats)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine or veterinary nursing.
  • We will also consider your application if you have a degree in a related science with appropriate practical experience.
  • We may also consider your application if you do not have a degree but are a registered veterinary nurse/technician with a minimum of 3 years experience in anaesthesia and hold additional nursing or technical qualifications. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    915 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 915 GBP per module and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    915 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 915 GBP per module and a duration of 72 months.
  • MSc PT intermittent: 10 credits £915; 20 credits £1,825; 60 credits £5,470
  • PgDip / PgCert / PgProfDev PT intermittent: 10 credits £915; 20 credits £1,825


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.

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Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (Online Learning)
The University of Edinburgh


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