Postgraduate Professional Development is a new way of learning from The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course, without the time- or financial-commitment of a full Masters, Diploma or 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.
Further information on PPD is available here: www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine/postgraduate/online-distance-learning/study-options