International Animal Health (Online Learning) MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev
Awards: MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgCert, PgDip, PgProfDev
Study modes: Part-time Intermittent Study, Part-time
Programme website: International Animal Health (Online Learning)
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.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
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.
Studying online at Edinburgh
Find out more about the benefits and practicalities of studying for an online degree:
Students may study to certificate, diploma or masters level.
Year 1: certificate
- Applied Epidemiology and Surveillance
- Host Responses to Infection
- Pathogen Strategies for Transmission and Survival
Year 2: diploma
You will undertake the following compulsory course:
- Zoonotic disease
Choose one one of the following two courses:
- Surveillance and control of transboundary diseases affecting international trade
- An introduction to transboundary diseases and their impact on trade and wildlife populations
Then choose from the following electives (up to 60 credits):
- Control of economically important parasites
- New developments in epidemiology and the control of vector borne disease
- An introduction to vaccinology
- Wildlife animal health and environment
- Technology advances in veterinary diagnostics
- Animal disease survey design and analysis
- Project planning and decision support for animal disease control
- Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis
- Advanced GIS and spatial epidemiology and modelling
- An Introduction of Project Cycle Management
- Globalisation and health
- The Modern Zoo
- The Use of Artificial Reproductive Technologies in Threatened Species
- Pastoralism and herd health
- Zoonotic diseases in a global setting
- Socioeconomic Principles for One Health
- The Nexus of Food Security and Global Health
Year 3: masters
For a masters, you will choose either to conduct a written reflective element of 10–15,000 words.
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD)
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.
You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme. Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
Please contact the programme team for more information about available courses and course start dates.
Find out more about compulsory and optional courses
We link to the latest information available. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year and should be considered indicative.
|MSc||International Animal Health||Up to 6 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Programme structure 2019/20|
|MSc||International Animal Health||3 Years||Part-time||Programme structure 2019/20|
|PgDip (ICL)||International Animal Health||Up to 4 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Programme structure 2019/20|
|PgCert (ICL)||International Animal Health||Up to 2 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Programme structure 2019/20|
|PgCert||International Animal Health||1 Year||Part-time||Programme structure 2019/20|
|PgDip||International Animal Health||2 Years||Part-time||Programme structure 2019/20|
|PgProfDev||International Animal Health||Up to 2 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Programme structure 2019/20|
This programme has been designed to enhance your career in animal management throughout the world. Many graduates have used the programme as a route to promotion and/or PhD studies.
Our graduates talk about their experience studying with the MSc in International Animal Health and the following career opportunities.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, agricultural science, biology or a related science discipline.
We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
English language requirements
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.
English language tests
We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:
IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
PTE Academic: total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components
Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
Degrees taught and assessed in English
We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:
We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries.
If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.*
(*Revised 8/11/2018 to provide more accurate information on English language qualifications expiry dates. Revised 22/03/2019 to provide more accurate/comprehensive information.)
Find out more about our language requirements:
|MSc||International Animal Health||Up to 6 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Tuition fees|
|MSc||International Animal Health||3 Years||Part-time||Tuition fees|
|PgDip (ICL)||International Animal Health||Up to 4 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Tuition fees|
|PgCert (ICL)||International Animal Health||Up to 2 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Tuition fees|
|PgCert||International Animal Health||1 Year||Part-time||Tuition fees|
|PgDip||International Animal Health||2 Years||Part-time||Tuition fees|
|PgProfDev||International Animal Health||Up to 2 Years||Part-time Intermittent Study||Tuition fees|
Online Commonwealth Scholarships: One Health, One Medicine
We are offering 10 awards covering tuition fees. These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates who are citizens of and resident in low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Successful applicants will benefit from the University's Global Academy network.
The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. We publish data on the success rate for scholarship applications to help you understand the level of demand.
UK government postgraduate loans
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK's governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. (Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.)
Other funding opportunities
Search for scholarships and funding opportunities:
- Postgraduate Office
- The Chancellor's Building
- 49 Little France Crescent
- Easter Bush
- EH16 4SB
Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
MSc International Animal Health (Online Learning) (ICL) - 2-6 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
MSc International Animal Health (Online Learning) - 3 Years (Part-time)
PgDip International Animal Health (Online Learning)(ICL) - 2-4 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
PgCert International Animal Health (Online Learning) (ICL) - 1-2 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
PgCert International Animal Health (Online Learning) - 1 Year (Part-time)
PgDip International Animal Health (Online Learning) - 2 Years (Part-time)
PG Professional Development in International Animal Health (Online Learning) (ICL) - 2 Years (Part-time Intermittent Study)
|Programme start date||Application deadline|
|9 September 2019||30 August 2019|
We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.
- Postgraduate Office
- The Chancellor's Building
- 49 Little France Crescent
- Easter Bush
- EH16 4SB