Taught course

Clinical Animal Behaviour (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
MScPGDipPGCertProfessional Development

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK or 3.25 GPA score), with a biological background, for example a degree in: veterinary medicine/veterinary science biological sciences zoology psychology animal/equine science.

Those working within one of the key topic areas, but who do not have a relevant degree (stated above), may also be considered. Once enrolled, completion of the three core courses is a pre-requisite for progression to subsequent courses. English language requirements may also apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This new programme provides fully flexible postgraduate study designed to specifically address the demand for online clinical animal behaviour teaching within a supported learning environment. The programme will utilise an evidence based approach to explore the potential motivations, management and treatment options for abnormal and/or problem behaviours commonly expressed by companion animal species living within a domestic environment.

The subject involves a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on knowledge and techniques from the fields of psychology, ethology, neurobiology, pharmacology and veterinary science. This programme will contain teaching and learning that is aimed at your academic preparation for a professional career working with companion animals in a variety of settings, including clinical animal behaviour counselling.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
72 months


distance learning
48 months


distance learning
24 months

Professional Development

part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator