Royal Veterinary College

Course Introduction

The programme aims to provide you with an understanding of the role of veterinary epidemiology and economics in the design and delivery of effective livestock services; knowledge of risk analysis approaches in food safety and how human health can be protected through control of zoonotic diseases; skills in basic and advanced statistical methods in order to undertake epidemiological investigations and disease modelling.

Course Modules

Modules include: Epidemiology and animal health economics; statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology; veterinary public health. Optional modules: advanced statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology; economics for livestock development and policy; developing and monitoring of livestock production systems; research design, management and grant application writing; surveillance and investigation of animal health.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine, or in another subject which the University regards as including suitable training. A degree or a technical or professional qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University considered for entry to PgDip.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 5 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,895  Whole course. First year overseas fees
2 - 5 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,895  Whole course. First year home fees
1 - 5 years
Distance Learning
PgCert £3,715  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 - 5 years
Distance Learning
PgCert £3,715  Whole course. First year home fees
1 - 5 years
Distance Learning
PgDip £7,065  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 - 5 years
Distance Learning
PgDip £7,065  Whole course. First year home fees