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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 studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete 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.

Course Credits Start date Duration
Eco-system health and species conservation 20 January 200 hours
Wildlife disease management 10 October 100 hours
Veterinary techniques and interventions for Conservation Medicine 10 September 100 hours
An introduction to Conservation Medicine 20 September 200 hours
Applied Epidemiology and Surveillance for Conservation Medicine 20 May 200 hours
Interventions in Wild Animal Health 20 January 200 hours
Managing and Leading Conservation Projects 10 August 100 hours