Credit-bearing standalone short courses
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 and gain a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit.
You can also choose to continue your studies after one year and put credits towards a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or full Masters degree. Any time spent taking courses through the PPD scheme will be deducted from the amount of time you have left to complete the higher award.
|International Animal Welfare Science
|Animal Ethics, Policy and Law
|Welfare of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes
|Production Animal Welfare
|International Cat and Dog Welfare
|Captive and Free Range Wild Animal Welfare
The PPD courses are delivered fully online using a blend of online learning methods supported by the University’s award winning online learning environments.
They are distance learning courses, but you won’t feel isolated - you will have the opportunity to work closely with your fellow students and tutors in a properly supported, collaborative and vibrant online learning environment. With access to the internet, you will be able to study at the times and in the places which suit you best.
PPD registration grants you student status for two years from the date of registration, allowing you full access to the University library during that time.
In order for you to have access to the course of your choice you need to be enrolled as student. After we have accepted you onto the course, Academic Registry will send an email to your new University of Edinburgh Student email account asking you to fill in, sign and return a form for matriculation.
Applications must be made through the University's online postgraduate prospectus by following the link to apply to PG Professional Development in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning)(ICL) - 1-2 years (Part-time Intermittent Study).
Once you have started your application to the degree within which the course sits, you will be asked to specify the course you are applying to.