Royal Veterinary College

Course Introduction

The programme will help students acquire: a critical awareness of current problems in wildlife disease with implications for wildlife conservation and welfare; a new insight into veterinary interventions for the management of captive and free'living wild animal species; a systematic understanding of the biological principles underpinning wild animal conservation and management, and the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of wildlife disease; Basic competence in veterinary techniques and preventative medicine for wild animals; a conceptual and practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create knowledge in the field of wild animal health; a comprehensive understanding of scientific skills, including critical review of the scientific literature, and design and analysis of laboratory or field studies.

Course Additional Entry

A degree from a recognised veterinary school and at least 1 year of clinical experience. Relevant experience (e.g. in a zoo or wildlife rehabilitation centre/hospital) is an advantage. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in each component).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £22,490  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,370  Academic year. First year home fees
Short Course
Full Time
PgCert £7,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
Short Course
Full Time
PgCert £3,890  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £15,090  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
PgDip £7,680  Academic year. First year home fees