MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

Postgraduate Professional Development for Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) Courses

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme, drawn from the Year 2 elective courses taken by our students on the main programme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit.

If you decide to extend your study

If you decide to extend your study, it is possible to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters. You will be required to take the compulsory Year 1 courses starting in the month of September, and additional elective courses to take your Year 2 credits up to 60.  

Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters.

More information

Please see the Degree Programme Table for more information about available courses in the current academic year. Courses run only once in each academic year so please contact the programme team for more information.

Courses available for Posgraduate Personal Development 

Please note

This is a suitable option for those who already have some background knowledge in the subject area or who already have a postgraduate degree. Otherwise, we would recommend you opt for the Postgraduate Certificate.

Postgraduate Certificate