MSc Wild Animal Health

Course Introduction

What is the RVC/ZSL MSc in Wild Animal Health?

Over the past 30 years, interventions, for reasons of health, welfare and the conservation of free-living wild animals, have been undertaken with increasing frequency. Specialist veterinary expertise is required in order to diagnose and control diseases in wildlife.

Emerging infectious diseases are also recognised as a serious hazard, both for wild animal species and for the domestic animal and human populations that interact with them. In addition, a large number of wild animal species are kept in captivity ? in zoos and in laboratories ? which has led to an increased demand for specialist skills and knowledge. The MSc in Wild Animal Health is a world-class specialist postgraduate veterinary science programme taught jointly by the RVC, University of London and the Zoological Society of London.

Aimed at qualified veterinarians, the MSc in Wild Animal Health will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the management of wild animals and the epidemiology, treatment and control of wild animal disease.

Career

Our graduates have gone on to work with both captive and free-living wild animals as clinicians, pathologists, epidemiologists, academics and senior management in zoological collections, national parks, universities and government departments worldwide. Others continue to work towards a PhD or DVetMed with either the ZSL or RVC, or at other leading research institutes.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,040 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,040 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,800 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a degree from a recognised veterinary school and at least one year of postgraduate veterinary experience.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a degree from a recognised veterinary school and at least one year of postgraduate veterinary experience. Students need to have an IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above with minimum 6.5 in each component.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 101