The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary

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.

Course Credits Start date Duration

Food Supply Chain and Food Safety

10 August 100 hours
Data Analysis for Food Safety 10 August 100 hours

Food Safety Hazards and Food Safety Management Systems

20 August 200 hours

Food Production Systems

20 August 200 hours

Food Processing and Waste Management

20 August 200 hours

Food Traceability, Labelling, Fraud & Crime

10 May 100 hours