The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

About the programme

Details about the MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour


This new online MSc is the first and only online programme in Clinical Animal Behaviour to be validated by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) accreditation committee.

Learning outcomes

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These learning outcomes reflect the 5 key learning categories of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, level 11.


This programme is delivered part time through online learning, over a period of between three and six years.


Each course (elsewhere often called ‘modules’) of the taught element is delivered in 2 blocks of 5 weeks of study with a week of independent study and reflection time in between.

Dissertation element

On the successful completion of 120 credits (60 of which must come from the core courses), you may exit with a PG Diploma or continue to the MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour.


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Entry requirements

A good university Honours Degree (first or 2:1), or equivalent (e.g. 3.25 GPA score in the USA), with a biological background, for example a degree in:

Teaching staff and partners

The core teaching staff for the programme are listed below.