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Online Learning Open Days

If you're interested in studying online with us, our Online Learning Open Days on 24 & 25 April 2019 will give you the chance to find out more. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions about online learning.

Online learning is a way of studying for a high-quality, internationally recognised postgraduate qualification at your own pace and without needing to attend classes on campus. 

Our Online Learning Open Days comprise a programme of online sessions that will help you find out all you need to know about studying online. Sessions take a range of formats, from interactive presentations to online chat rooms and live question-and-answer sessions.

Join us for the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about studying online at the University of Edinburgh from those who know best, our staff and current students.

Sessions will run online through Blackboard Collaborate, so you can access them from wherever you are. Whether you're on the other side of the world, or are just round the corner, all you need is a stable internet connection to take part.

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R(D)SVS events taking place during our Postgraduate Online Learning Open Days.


Advancing your veterinary clinical practice

Wed 24th Apr 9:30am - 10:30am

Wed 24th Apr 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Wed 24th Apr 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Our live sessions provide an outline of the veterinary clinical programmes at the R(D)SVS. They provide the perfect opportunity to ask questions and find out more about our programmes and courses. Sessions will be run by Sharon Boyd, Director for the RCVS CertAVP at Edinburgh and Deputy Director for the MVetSci in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Clinical Animal Behaviour Q&A

Wed 24th Apr 1:00pm - 1:30pm

This session is for anyone interested in the MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD Clinical Animal Behaviour.

Please watch the programme video in advance of the session, which you can access at:

This will give you an overview of the programme, then you can come along to the live Q&A session to ask any further queries.

Introduction to the MSc Applied Poultry Science

Wed 24th Apr 2:30pm - 3:00pm

MSc Applied Poultry Science aims to equip current and future poultry professionals with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to address local and global challenges in sustainable poultry production. Graduates of this course are likely to establish or further their employee prospects in a poultry-related company or research institute, or relevant government department. Graduates could also go on to further education by doing a relevant PhD.

This session will include a Q&A session where you will be welcome to ask any questions you may have.

Online masters programmes at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Thu 25th Apr 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This sesson will provide an overview of the online masters programmes on offer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. You will then have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

The programmes covered in this session are:

  • MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics
  • MSc in Equine Science
  • MSc in Global Food Security & Nutrition
  • MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law
  • MSc in One Health
  • MSc in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia
  • MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology
  • MVetSci in Conservation Medicine

Food Safety Online

Thu 25th Apr 1:00pm - 2:00pm

World wide, foodborne diseases affect 600 million people and cause 420 thousand deaths per year ; 40% in children under five years old (WHO report 2015). This programme is designed to produce leaders and influencers in food safety policy and practice; applying current scientific understanding of animal, plant, environmental and public health research to the food chain. The programme is designed for part-time study and delivered in an online environment. The programme would be suitable for those with an undergraduate degree in food, agricultural, biological, veterinary or medical sciences. It is particularly suited to professionals in the food industry, agriculture, rural industries, government officials, international organisations, researchers in food safety, who want to update and extend their knowledge of food safety. The programme incorporates the pre- and post harvest stages of food production, crop safety, animal welfare and the economics of the supply chain. Core courses include "Food Supply Chain and Food Safety", "Food Safety Hazards and Food Safety Management Systems", "Data Analysis for Food Safety", "Food Production Systems", "Food Processing and Waste Management". This programme has been developed, and is delivered, by specialists in the field from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Scotland's Rural College.

This session is intended to introduce the range of courses available in the programme, how part-time, online study would work for you and suit your ambitions, whether that be careers in food safety, public health, governmental agencies, industry, or research.

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