The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary

Taught programmes

We offer a range of on-campus and online taught Masters programmes for candidates with a first degree in Veterinary Medicine, or in a relevant biological or animal science programme.


Title Mode Qualification

Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare

On campus MSc
Advanced Clinical Practice Online MVetSci/Dip/Cert/PPD
Advanced Veterinary Practice Online RCVS Certificate/PPD

Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD

Applied Poultry Science

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD

Clinical Animal Behaviour

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD
Conservation Medicine Online MVetSci/Dip/Cert/PPD
Data Driven Sustainability Online Cert/PPD

Equine Science

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD

Food Safety

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD

Global Food Security and Nutrition

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD

International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD

One Health

Online MSc/Dip/Cert/PPD
Planetary Health Online / On campus MSc/Dip/Cert
Sustainable Lands and Cities Online / On campus MSc/Dip/Cert

Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Online Msc/Dip/Cert/PPD


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Find out what financial assistance may be available to you.

How to apply

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You will need to complete an online application form which includes references, transcripts and other supporting documents.

Studying online

Enhancing employability
Busy lives can make it difficult to fit in further studies. Our part time online programmes offer flexible study over three to six years, perfect for balancing study with work, business and personal commitments

Credit-bearing standalone short courses (PPD)

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Our postgraduate degree programmes are made up of short courses that can be taken as standalone study, we also refer to this as Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD).

Sustainable Lands and Cities

This interdisciplinary degree programme has been developed across two schools within the University. It benefits from expertise within the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems and the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.