The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (10)
Agriculture & Forestry (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Law (1)



The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is one of the oldest veterinary schools in the world, founded in 1823 by William Dick.


We provide outstanding veterinary education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, using an award winning curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and an interdisciplinary environment, for both our undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Our research spans all aspects of veterinary medicine, from molecules and genes through to animal and human populations.

We aim to make a real difference through research which is directly relevant to the improvement of health and welfare of domestic animal species and the protection of public health.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the joint submission by the School and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was ranked as the most powerful in the UK for agricultural and veterinary research. Three quarters of the research and related activity submitted was judged to be in the highest categories - 4* or 3* - which are classified as “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.


The Vet School and the Careers Service are keen to build strong links with all potential employers and EMS partners.

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Student Life

Campus life

In addition to our main campus at Easter Bush, we also have a 250 hectare livestock farm at Langhill. Both locations have convenient public transport links.


Our undergraduate courses are accredited by:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The South African Veterinary Council

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