Taught course

Wild Animal Health

Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with a degree from a recognised veterinary school. We are keen to see evidence of relevant work experience in a zoo, wildlife rehabilitation centre or wildlife hospital.

Months of entry


Course content

Over the past 30 years, interventions, for reasons of health, welfare and the conservation of free-living wild animals, have been undertaken with increasing frequency. Specialist veterinary expertise is required in order to diagnose and control diseases in wildlife.

Emerging infectious diseases are also recognised as a serious hazard, both for wild animal species and for the domestic animal and human populations that interact with them. In addition, a large number of wild animal species are kept in captivity – in zoos and in laboratories – which has led to an increased demand for specialist skills and knowledge.

The MSc in Wild Animal Health is a world-class specialist postgraduate veterinary science programme taught jointly by the RVC, University of London and the Zoological Society of London.

Aimed at qualified veterinarians, the MSc in Wild Animal Health will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the management of wild animals and the epidemiology, treatment and control of wild animal disease.

Information for international students

We require all students to have a good level of English. If your first language is not English you will be required to take either IELTS or TOEFL. The scores that we require are 7.0 in IELTS or 93 in TOEFL (internet-based test).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

The RVC will be offering an £4000 fees only scholarship to an outstanding overseas student undertaking the MSc in 2013/14

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)20 7468 5147