University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Conservation Medicine

The course covers the interactions between animal health, human health and ecosystem health; students study the increasing anthropogenic impacts on ecological health, leading to loss of biodiversity and modification of ecological processes, increasing global toxification, pathogen pollution, and global climate change. Applicants study the emergence or re-emergence of infectious disease as a result of these anthropogenic changes has major impacts on human and animal health and on conservation of animal species.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a recognised undergraduate veterinary degree; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to conservation medicine; eco-system health and species conservation; applied epidemiology and surveillance; veterinary techniques and interventions for conservation medicine; wildlife disease management; dissertation; plus optional modules.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MVetSci On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MVetSci On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MVetSci On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MVetSci On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MVetSci On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,335 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Professional Development Diploma On-line study September 2016 GBP 1,445 per Credit (England) 2 years
Professional Development Diploma On-line study September 2016 GBP 1,445 per Credit (International) 2 years
Professional Development Diploma On-line study September 2016 GBP 1,445 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Professional Development Diploma On-line study September 2016 GBP 1,445 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
Professional Development Diploma On-line study September 2016 GBP 1,445 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

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