Study cover for Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Learning)
Master Online

Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

72 months
960 GBP/module
960 GBP/module
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This Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh provides flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behaviour teaching within a supported learning environment.   

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This Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Learning) programme from The University of Edinburgh  will utilise an evidence-based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviours commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment.

The subject involves a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on knowledge and techniques from the fields of:

  • psychology
  • ethology
  • neurobiology 
  • pharmacology
  • veterinary science.

This programme will contain teaching and learning that is aimed at your academic preparation for a professional career working with companion animals in a variety of settings, including clinical animal behaviour counselling.

Career opportunities

This programme is designed to equip you with the academic skills necessary to succeed in careers that require an evidence-based approach to clinical animal behaviour and training. Veterinarians and veterinary nurses will develop their ability and confidence to support and advise clients in the area of companion animal behaviour. Graduates can also use the qualification to enhance their career prospects in academia, research, non-governmental organisations and animal welfare charities.


Our MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour has been formally validated by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Accreditation Committee as delivering the academic elements necessary for an individual to achieve ASAB certification as a clinical animal behaviourist.

Programme Structure

  • Year 1: Certificate Courses

You will study Principles of Applied Animal Behaviour and Clinical Animal Behaviour along with either Anthrozoology (recommended for those continuing to Diploma/MSc) or one of two other elective courses.

  • Year 2: Diploma Courses

You will study Clinical Animal Behaviour in Practice along with 40 credits from a range of 20 and 10 credit elective courses.

  • Year 3: Masters 

The dissertation element of the programme will allow further development of scientific skills and may take the form of a short research project, case studies relating to relevant professional experience or an extended literature review.

  • Postgraduate Professional Development

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are three rounds of admission.


180 alternative credits
  • MSc: 180 credits
  • PgDip: 120 credits
  • PgCert: 60 credits
  • PgProfDev: 50 credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, with a biological background, for example a degree in veterinary medicine/science, biological sciences, zoology, psychology or animal science.
  • We may consider applicants with degrees in other disciplines if you have a minimum of 5 years demonstrable experience working with companion animals in a relevant capacity. Please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to professional development or certificate level, rather than the full MSc in the first instance. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    960 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 GBP per module during 72 months.
  • National

    960 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 GBP per module during 72 months.
  • MSc: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915; 60 credits £5,735 
  • PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915 


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