Postgraduate Professional Development

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 Postgraduate Professional Development

PPD Courses

There are PPD courses available for the next academic year.

Entry requirements

In this section you will find the entry requirements for the programme.


The PPD courses are delivered fully online using a blend of online learning methods supported by the University’s award winning online learning environments.


Information on how to apply to study for PPD.


Following completion of matriculation, the programme team will contact you with regard to induction.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn in our Postgraduate Professional Development courses.