Taught course

Livestock Health and Production

Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College

Entry requirements

For the MSc, EITHER a second class honours degree or the equivalent in a scientific subject, veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine; OR a second class honours degree in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training. For the Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, 240-hour and 50-hour Short Courses, a degree or a technical or professional qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University. All applicants must provide evidence of their English language ability. Please view the web site 'www.rvc.ac.uk' or email 'dlp@rvc.ac.uk' for detailed information.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc consists of THREE compulsory courses (Animal disease (current concepts), Developing and monitoring of livestock production systems, and Principles of livestock production.
Plus FOUR further optional courses selected from: Animal welfare, Epidemiology and animal health economics, Economics for livestock development and policy, Management of infectious disease outbreaks in animal populations, Reproduction and fertility - a species approach, Research design, management and grant application writing, Sustainable livestock farming in the environment, Veterinary public health, and Research project in livestock health and production.

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of FOUR courses and the Postgraduate Certificate consists of TWO courses.

Information for international students

All of our courses have been designed to be of worldwide relevance and offer options that are suitable for people of diverse professional backgrounds. Should scholarships become available, then the web site will be updated with this information. Please view 'www.rvc.ac.uk' or email 'dlp@rvc.ac.uk'.

Fees and funding

It is possible to pay one overall fee which would cover registration and all course fees, or to pay in annual instalments.
For more information concerning payment and scholarships (if available), please email: 'dlp@rvc.ac.uk'.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months


distance learning
24-60 months


distance learning
12-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations80
Written coursework / continuous assessment20

Course contact details

Ruth Chandler
+ 44 (0)1707 666356
+ 44 (0)1707 667027