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Conservation Medicine (Online Learning)

36 months
Duration
960 GBP/module
960 GBP/module
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About

The Conservation Medicine (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh provides veterinarians with the skills, knowledge and global networks required to become effective practitioners of Conservation Medicine. 

Overview

Conservation Medicine is an established field that continues to evolve as we develop our ability to study the complex relationships and interactions between animal health, human health and ecosystem health. It emerged in the 1990s as a response to the need for a more holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the conservation of biodiversity. In particular, the importance of health in many conservation issues was widely recognised. With its foundation in the principles of conservation biology, Conservation Medicine incorporates contributions from:

  • the health sciences
  • ecology 
  • the social sciences

It may be regarded as the application of One Health to the conservation of biodiversity.

The Conservation Medicine (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is an online programme and the flexible and part-time format allows participants to achieve a world-class award while maintaining busy professional and personal commitments.

Suitable applicants will be qualified veterinarians with an interest in:

  • conservation
  • wildlife health
  • ecological health

It is suitable for veterinarians without any wildlife experience as well as those already working in conservation.

Participants will gain enhanced career opportunities in:

  • academia
  • non-governmental organisations
  • government veterinary positions
  • captive or free-ranging wildlife conservation projects

You will also be better able to drive the development of novel career pathways as this field continues to evolve in response to the complexity of the conservation challenges we face.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to enhance their career prospects in:

  • academia
  • research
  • governmental and non-governmental organisations
  • consultancies
  • government veterinary positions
  • captive or free-ranging wildlife conservation projects

You will be better able to drive the development of novel career pathways as this field continues to evolve in response to the complexity of the conservation challenges we face.

Programme Structure

Intermittent study

You may undertake the programme by Intermittent Study (flexible progression route), accruing credits within a maximum time limit of six years for the MVetSci.

Certificate

For students wishing to study for the Certificate, the maximum time period for this is 2 years.

Diploma 

and for those undertaking the Diploma as well, the maximum time period for this is 4 years.

Dissertation

You have 12 months to complete the final written dissertation element.

In summary, times for completion are as follows:

  • Masters in Veterinary Science: 36-72 months.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 24-48 months.
  • Postgraduate Certificate: 12-24 months.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 

Credits

180 alternative credits
  • MVetSci - 180
  • PgCert - 60
  • PgDip - 120
  • PgProfDev - 50

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree in veterinary medicine (BVM&S, Veterinary Medicine or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    960 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • National

    960 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 GBP per module during 36 months.
  • MSc: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915; 60 credits £5,735 
  • PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915

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.

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Conservation Medicine (Online Learning)
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