International Animal Health

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


Livestock are vital to the lives of millions of people, but endemic and epidemic diseases that affect livestock limit productivity and exacerbate poverty.

The diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people also threaten the health of livestock keepers, their families and their communities. In many developing regions farmers and animal health workers are often ill equipped to deal with this risk.

Building on a solid foundation of biological, immunological, pathological and epidemiological principles, this online MSc will equip you with the skills needed to identify, control and manage animal diseases and the expertise to tackle the international animal health challenges of the 21st Century.

You can exit at the end of 1-2 years with PgCert International Animal Health.

You can exit at the end of 2-4 years with PgDip International Animal Health.

You can exit at the end of 2 years with PgProfDev International Animal Health.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, agricultural science, biology or a related science discipline.

Your application may also be considered if you have relevant work experience. Contact the university to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

Start Date

September, Flexible


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

2 - 6 years


College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine



SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals