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Veterinary Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The MSc in Veterinary Education is a unique part-time programme designed to promote educational excellence in the field of veterinary education. Developed by experts at the RVC's prestigious LIVE Centre, the programme can be studied as a distance learner, face-to-face at the Hawkshead campus, Hertfordshire, or using a combination of the two delivery modes.

About

The MSc in Veterinary Education is a unique part-time programme designed to promote educational excellence in the field of veterinary education. Developed by experts at the RVC's prestigious LIVE Centre, the programme can be studied as a distance learner, face-to-face at the Hawkshead campus, Hertfordshire, or using a combination of the two delivery modes. It is a flexible programme of study aimed at:

  • Professionals who are involved in the delivery of education and training in the veterinary or para-veterinary sectors at either further education, undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels
  • Practising veterinary surgeons and other para-veterinary professionals involved in workplace training.

The programme comprises five separate, progressive courses.Students can begin and end their studies at a point that suits their previous experience, qualifications and career aspirations.

Accreditation

The MSc in Veterinary Education is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. Associate Level graduates become AHEA and Postgraduate Certificate graduates become FHEA automatically.

Programme Structure

Principles and Practice in Veterinary Education I

The Principles and Practice in Veterinary Education I course is designed to facilitate the development of staff who undertake a relatively small range of teaching and learning support activity. This course is ideal for early career researchers with some teaching responsibilities, PhD students, staff new to teaching with part-time academic responsibilities, staff who support academic provision such as learning technologists, learning developers, library staff and staff who have a demonstrator or laboratory technician role. On successful completion of this part of the programme, graduates automatically become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). 

This module provides a broad overview of the key principles which underpin professional education. The units of study are:

  • Student learning
  • Teaching methods
  • Assessing student learning
  • Evaluating and improving practice
  • Integrated curriculum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      Beginning in September, the programme is delivered part time, over a period of 4 months to six calendar years (depending on your level of study), and has a flexible structure, designed to give you multiple entry and exit points.
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    101

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

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General Requirements

  • Entry to the programme will be open to graduates with a university degree or equivalent educational experience which is acceptable to the Royal Veterinary College
  • Entry to the PG Diploma will be open to candidates with a PG certificate in higher education (level 7 qualification) or subject to Assessment of Prior Learning and Admission with Advanced Standing
  • Entry to the final stage of MSc in Veterinary Education will be open to those candidates who have successfully completed the PG Diploma in Veterinary Education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9470 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9470 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Professional and Career Development Loans

Available to applicants for: All MSc courses

A Professional and Career Development Loan could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It’s a bank loan, so you’ll have to pay it back once you’ve left your course. However, you don’t pay interest for the period when you’re in learning.

To be eligible, you’ll need to be:

  • 18 or over
  • ‘settled’ in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the three years prior to the start of your learning programme
  • intending to work in the UK, the EU or the EEA when the course finishes

‘Settled’ means having either indefinite leave to enter or remain or having the right of abode in the UK.

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