Taught course

Livestock Health and Production

Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College

Entry requirements

For the MSc route candidates must either, hold a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine, or a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.

For all other routes, candidates must hold a degree or a technical or professional qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

To gain an internationally-recognised University of London Masters qualification, you don’t need to study in London. We understand the difficulties many people face with full-time study and have joined forces with the University of London International Programmes, to offer study by distance learning.

The programme includes can lead to MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Individual Modules in Livestock Health and Production.

Developed by academic experts at The Royal Veterinary College, studies are aimed primarily at veterinarians, animal health specialists and livestock farmers, however, optional modules make our studies suitable for people from a range of professional backgrounds. The programme addresses contemporary issues of livestock production and has a worldwide relevance.

Our graduates find that the international recognition and prestige of their degree opens doors and creates opportunities in their careers.

The course aims to provide you with:

  • Knowledge on agents of animal diseases and how animals respond to them
  • Advanced knowledge in animal nutrition, breeding and management to optimise animal health and production
  • Farming systems approach to animal production and an understanding of how to appraise and monitor livestock production systems through development and execution

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36-60 months


distance learning
36-60 months


distance learning
36-60 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 7468 5147