- Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) who have a BSc/BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing or a related subject, or equivalent international qualification, will be considered for the MSc programme.
- RVNs that hold the RCVS Dip AVN (achieved post-2005), RCVS DipHE AVN, DipHE CVN or FdSc VN/HND VN plus one years post-qualification work experience, or equivalent international qualification, will be considered for the PgCert in the first instance. Successful completion of this will allow progression onto the MSc programme.
- RVNs that hold the RCVS Level 3 Diploma with two years post-qualification work experience or the RCVS DipAVN (achieved pre-2005) will be required to submit supporting documentation for their application and will be considered for the PgCert in the first instance. Successful completion of this will allow progression onto the MSc programme. Applicants entering at this level will be required to complete a non-credit bearing study skills module.
Applicants must have one of the following:
- A BSc/BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing, or;
- Be an RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse (or equivalent international qualification), with a BSc/BSc (Hons) in any subject.
Months of entry
Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.
This programme provides a framework for postgraduate study which offers Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) the opportunity to advance their knowledge, improve research skills, and practice evidence based veterinary nursing. The programme is flexible and allows individuals to directly align their studies to areas that are of interest to them, or are directly relevant to their current or future roles. The programme is intended to meet the needs of anyone seeking a flexible and adaptable route to a successful postgraduate degree, or who wish to undertake postgraduate-level study for continual professional development purposes at an advanced level.
- Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow is ranked 1st in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019).
- This is the first fully online postgraduate qualification designed specifically for RVNs currently being delivered in Scotland. The part-time and online nature of the programme means it is ideally suited to individuals who are in full-time employment.
- The University of Glasgow ranked top amongst UK Vet Schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction, and the School of Veterinary Medicine combines both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
- The programme reflects the need for tomorrow’s RVNs to be involved in lifelong self-directed learning. It supports RVNs to adapt to the dynamic care environments that they work in, supports their delivery of quality care, and promotes the use of evidence-based and best practice techniques.
- The programme comprises courses which encompass a core set of skills, knowledge and competencies revolving around the theme of evidence based veterinary nursing. These core courses are supplemented by a choice of optional courses delivering specialised training in areas including research, education, business management, best practice, ethics and welfare.
- Close involvement of experts from different fields of veterinary nursing and the wider veterinary industry in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.
- This programme is flexible, allowing you up to 6 years to complete the MSc.
Find out more about core and optional courses.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions