Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Wild Animal Health

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.

Entry requirements

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).

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written papers, course work and oral examination.

Sponsorship information

British Council; charitable foundations; overseas/EU institutions or funding bodies.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,830 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 21,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 3,710 per Academic year (home fees) 4 months
PgCert Full-time £ 7,240 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 months
PgDip Full-time £ 7,320 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 14,380 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Camden Campus Camden NW1 0TU South East

Key information

Graduate School
Telephone number: 
020 7468 5134