How to apply

Information for prospective students on how to apply for the programme.

Online application form

Applications should be made online.

RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Online Distance Learning) application form

Please note - this process is the same as for any applicant wishing to study at the University of Edinburgh. Once your application is successful and you have accepted your offer, our team will be in touch so that you can select your module(s).

You are not required to complete the full application. The following elements are required:

  • Proof of your MRCVS status (reference number)
  • Scanned copy of your veterinary qualification

If you wish to take module(s) for continuing professional development and are not a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, please indicate that you are taking this for professional development only in your application.


Before submitting your application for your choice of Edinburgh module(s) please register for the Certificate with the RCVS. This is so that the RCVS can confirm your eligibility, and log your credits as they accrue towards a full qualification.

Register interest

If you would like more information before applying for this programme, please link to the form below to register your interest.

Contact details

Contact details for general enquiries and application information.

Entrance requirements

A recognised degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science.