Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Wild Animal Biology

The course aims to prepare students for a PhD or a career in an academic or industrial research environment, for example within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries related to veterinary medicine, but also for other biological and biomedicine-related careers. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of animal biological processes and body systems and an appreciation of disease processes and pathogen biology.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in biology or zoology. Preference is given to applicants with training in microbiology, parasitology and pathology. Applicants who meet the academic criteria will be assessed based on their personal statement. Personal statements are assessed on commitment to work in research and conservation of captive and free-living animals and make a difference in global conservation outcomes through sustaining healthy captive and free-living wild animal populations. Evidence of an applicant's commitment will be assessed on, but not restricted to, work experience (including voluntary), research, courses attended, internships, conferences, skills, fund raising and memberships.

Applicants from non-exempt countries will be required to achieve an overall score of 7.0 in IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test. Accepted alternatives to IELTS can be found on our website: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Course modules

Modules include: Essential biomedical sciences; systems and investigative biology; problem definition and investigation; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written papers, coursework and oral examination.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,370 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 22,490 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,370 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,370 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,370 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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020 7468 5147