Postgraduate study

Veterinary Medicine

Find out more and register for the Veterinary Medicine sessions at the Online Learning Open Day on 31 May 2017.

International Animal Health: speak to the Programme Director


Start time End time Session title
08:00 09:00 International Animal Health 
13:30 14:30 International Animal Health (repeat of 08:00 session)
20:00 21:00 International Animal Health (repeat of earlier sessions)
Host: Dr Ewan MacLeod, Programme Director
Format: Ewan will be on hand to chat with you and answer any questions you have about the MSc in International Animal Health


Cows graze in shade

Livestock are vital to the lives of millions of people, but endemic and epidemic diseases that affect livestock limit productivity and exacerbate poverty.

The diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people also threaten the health of livestock keepers, their families and their communities. In many developing regions farmers and animal health workers are often ill equipped to deal with this risk.

This programme draws together expertise from across the University to deliver first-class teaching and research to tackle these issues.

Building on a solid foundation of biological, immunological, pathological and epidemiological principles, this online MSc will equip you with the skills needed to identify, control and manage animal diseases and the expertise to tackle the international animal health challenges of the 21st Century.

The session will cover the following areas:

  • Why study this programme?
  • Who is it for?
  • Admissions requirements
  • Career opportunities
  • Courses taught
  • Resources available to you on-programme


Online learning at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies


Start time End time Session title
10:00 12:00 Veterinary Medicine: Online learning at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies 
Host: Professor Anna Meredith, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Format: There will be a presentation consisting of a short introduction from Anna, describing what we offer and what it’s like to be an online student at Edinburgh, followed by a brief overview of each individual programme by its Programme Director/Co-ordinator. This will be followed by a text question-and-answer session where interested students can ask further questions about the programmes they are interested in.


Horse ears

This event will showcase the suite of eight online distance learning programmes offered by the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies:

  • MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour - Dr Ralph Thompson (Programme Co-ordinator)
  • MSc Equine Science - Dr Neil Hudson (Programme Director)
  • MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law - Professor Fritha Langford (Programme Director)
  • MSc One Health - Professor Mike Thrusfield (Programme Director)
  • MSc Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Dr Pamela Murison (Programme Director) & Alan Jones (Programme Co-ordinator)
  • MSc Veterinary Epidemiology - Professor Mike Hutchings (Programme Director) & Spiridoula Athanasiadou (Programme Co-ordinator)
  • MVetSci Advanced Clinical Practice - Professor Brendan Corcoran (Programme Director) & Sharon Boyd (Programme Co-ordinator)
  • MVetSci Conservation Medicine - Professor Anna Meredith (Programme Director) & Neil Anderson (Programme Co-ordinator)

Teaching staff for each programme will chat about the learning environment and support provided to veterinary students whilst also highlighting the following:

  • Why study this programme?
  • Who is it for?
  • Admissions requirements
  • Career opportunities
  • Courses taught
  • Staff profiles/research interests

There will also be an opportunity to ask your own questions.

Vet School staff profiles can be viewed here.


Student services and admissions sessions

You may also be interested in joining some of our general student services and admissions sessions.

Start time End time Session title
09:00 10:00 Online distance learning: what is it like to study online? 
09:30 10:30 Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeated at 17:00)
10:00 11:00 How to pay your tuition fees
11:00 12:00 Ask our students panel session
12:00 12:30 English Language Education – supporting international students
13:00 14:00 Applying: how to make an effective postgraduate application
15:00 16:00 Admissions: Applying to the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
17:00 18:00 Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeat of 09:30 session)
18:00 19:00 Ask our students panel session


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