Taught course

Wild Animal Health

Institution
Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College
Qualifications
MSc

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

September

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

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@rvc.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7468 5147