Royal Veterinary College

Course Introduction

This PGCert programme addresses contemporary issues of livestock production and has a worldwide relevance. It is developed by academic experts at The Royal Veterinary College. The course aims to provide you with: knowledge on agents of animal diseases and how animals respond to them; advanced knowledge in animal nutrition, breeding and management to optimise animal health and production; farming systems approach to animal production and an understanding of how to appraise and monitor livestock production systems through development and execution. Students can exit with Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate awards.

Our graduates find that the international recognition and prestige of their degree opens doors and creates opportunities in their careers. Graduates of the programme are employed in a variety of organisations including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), university veterinary faculties and international organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Start Date:

The duration is between 1 to 5 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,215 Home Fees
5 years
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,215 European Fees
5 years
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,215 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have an either a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine, or a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test or TOEFL iBT (internet-based Test) with an overall score of 92 or above, with at least 22 in both Reading and Writing Skills sub-tests and at least 20 in both Speaking and Listening sub-tests.