Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The MSc programme can completed over three-years, or up to 6 years if done intermittently. Each academic year consists of three teaching blocks, each running over a period of 11 weeks.
Three core 20 credit courses. Students successfully completing Year 1 and exiting the programme will be awarded a PG Certificate (60 credits).
Poultry Housing and Environment; Poultry Anatomy and Health; Poultry Feed, Nutrition and Digestion
Students successfully completing Year 1 and 2 and exiting the programme will be awarded a PG Diploma (120 credits). In Year 2 40 credits are core and 20 are electives.
Poultry Behaviour and Welfare in Commercial Systems (20 credits); Poultry Embryology and Incubation (10 credits); Poultry Breeding and Genetics (10 credits)
Elective (option) courses:
Research Methods and Data Analysis (APS) (10 credits) – compulsory for progression to year 3;
Poultry Business Management (10 credits); Leadership Skills (10 credits); Other electives from suitable courses (10 or 20 credits)
Dissertation Year (September – June). Year 3 will consist of the final dissertation to attain the award of an MSc Degree in Applied Poultry Science.
Postgraduate Professional Development
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme. Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
You can exit after 1-2 years with PgCert Applied Poultry Science
You can exit after 2-4 years with PgDip Applied Poultry Science
You can exit after 2 years with PgProfDev Applied Poultry Science
Distance and Flexible learning
12 - 72 months
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies