University of Bristol

Veterinary Clinical Practice

This programme will appeal to vets with one or two years' clinical experience who want to develop their clinical skills. As well as preparing students for further clinical training, it also aims to develop skills for a primary care setting. The diploma lasts 12 months and encompasses several pathways, including small animal practice, equine practice and clinical pathology; each student will pick one pathway for study. There are two compulsory units for each pathway and each unit carries equal weighting. The goal is for students to consolidate and build on the clinical knowledge and skills gained from their undergraduate study and prior professional practice (eg the RCVS Professional Development Phase) in an area of veterinary medicine. Teaching will be delivered through a combination of directed clinical training, face-to-face presentations and seminars, online resources and self-directed learning. Students will also receive training in evidence-based veterinary medicine.

Entry requirements

Candidates will need a relevant degree that allows them membership to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), plus a minimum of one year's primary clinical experience in English-speaking practice.

Course modules

Each pathway comprises two compulsory 70-credit units. Each unit consists of clinical activity, seminars and an evidence-based review. Clinical activity takes place through rotations in a variety of areas within Langford Veterinary Services, including out-of-hours immersion. Units will run concurrently through the year. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. (

Sponsorship information

Fees for UK, EU and EEA applicants will be funded by a scholarship provided by Langford Veterinary Services. Overseas applicants will need to provide their own funding.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time July 2019 GBP 1,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Langford Campus BS40 5DU South West

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