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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.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, agricultural science, biology or a related science discipline.
Applicants who fall below these requirements but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case- by-case basis. You may be admitted to Certificate level only in the first instance.
The deadline for applications for 2013 entry is 19 August 2013.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
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.
Students may study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
You will choose the following two courses:
Then four from:
For a masters, you will choose either to conduct a written reflective element of 10–15,000 words or to take Project Cycle Management and Funding Application Preparation.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
This programme has been designed to enhance your career in animal management throughout the world with first-rate expertise and a highly regarded qualification.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013