UCAS code: D402
Duration: 4 years
School: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
College: Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Improving the effectiveness and sustainability of agri-food systems is vital to tackling the challenges of global population growth, rapid urbanisation, food and environmental security, and diet and health. These challenges affect affluent and low and middle income countries. Addressing them is key to moving hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and central to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
At the University of Edinburgh, we already make a significant contribution to tackling these issues at national and global levels. Our joint submission with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science ranked top in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Major contributions to all courses from research-active staff ensure that students will be aware of, and involved in, topical research themes throughout the programme.
We intend to offer a year abroad as part of this programme, however this has yet to be approved and we will not be able to verify this option until the programme has commenced in September 2018.
These programmes will be delivered mainly at our Easter Bush Campus, where our world-class educational facilities are currently being expanded.
The campus is already home to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS), which has an international reputation for its research, teaching and clinical services and occupies a £45 million veterinary teaching building, next to the existing small and large animal hospitals, designed to support top class veterinary education in the 21st century.
The internationally-renowned Roslin Institute is incorporated and co-located at Easter Bush in a £60 million state of the art building. Many animal scientists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are based in the Roslin Institute and many of SRUC’s extensive research and education farms are close to the campus.
The Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC) brings together the science of the Roslin Institute, the R(D)SVS, SRUC and the Moredun Research Institute, forming one of the largest groups in the world focused on the biology of companion and production animals.
Our agricultural science programmes include a short work placement during Year 3. Suitably qualified students may also undertake a work placement of up to a year, at the end of Year 3 at their own, or their employer’s expense. This may be non-credit bearing, may include additional credits for Student-Led Individually Created Courses (SLICC), or may include preparatory work for the final year project.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical work, problem-based learning and computer-assisted learning.
In Years 3 and 4, there is more emphasis on self-directed study and discussion sessions with internationally renowned research scientists.
You will be assessed through in-course assessments and examinations. A research project or dissertation will form an important part of your final-year assessment.
These programmes aim to equip you for careers in:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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You will require compulsory protective clothing (estimated at £50), locker deposits (£15) and transportation to Easter Bush. Using public transport from the city centre will cost around £525 a year, which we will proportionally subsidise in line with your year of study.
In addition, some Year 3 mini work placements and final year projects may incur additional accommodation and travel costs.
For international students, your immigration application may include a healthcare surcharge of around £150 a year.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.