Research course

Veterinary Advanced Clinical Training Programme

University of Edinburgh · Royal School of Veterinary Studies
PgProfDev by Research

Entry requirements

You must be, or be eligible to be, a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS).

For a three- and four-year Senior Clinical Training Programme, you must have a minimum of two years' postgraduate veterinary practice experience.

Please contact us to check your eligibility before you apply.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) Clinical Training Programmes provide an opportunity for qualified veterinary surgeons to undertake a period of advanced clinical training in a variety of disciplines under the guidance and supervision of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, European and American veterinary specialists.

Our Senior Clinical Training Programmes (residencies) are designed to train research-literate clinicians with specialist knowledge and expertise in their chosen field thereby giving them the opportunity to pursue career goals in teaching, research, clinical service and/or specialist practice. The majority of our programmes are approved by the relevant UK and European Colleges (see individual programmes).

The most recent UK RAE results confirm the College as the UK’s top research medical school and its top research veterinary medical school.

Our research aims to enhance understanding of disease processes in animals and to translate that understanding into improved therapies for both animal and human disease.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services.

Qualification and course duration

PgProfDev by Research

full time
12,24,36,48,60 months

Course contact details

Veterinary Clinical Scholars Secretary
+44 (0)131 651 9198