International Animal Health

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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.

This programme draws together expertise from across the University to deliver first-class teaching and research to tackle these issues.

Students may study to certificate, diploma or masters level.

Year 1: certificate
* Applied Epidemiology and Surveillance
* Host Responses to Infection
* Pathogen Strategies for Transmission and Survival

Year 2: diploma
You will choose the following two courses:

* Zoonotic disease
* Surveillance and control of transboundary diseases affecting international trade

Then four from:

* Control of economically important parasites
* Environmental and nutritional diseases of livestock of international importance
* New developments in epidemiology and the control of vector borne disease
* Veterinary vaccinology
* Wildlife animal health and environment
* Technology advances in veterinary diagnostics
* Animal disease survey design and analysis
* Project planning and decision support for animal disease control
* Animal healthcare systems in the post-privatisation era
* Introduction to health and production of aquatic species
* Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis
* Advanced GIS and spatial epidemiology and modelling
* An Introduction of Project Cycle Management
* Globalisation and health
* The Modern Zoo
* Artificial Reproduction Technology and Wildlife
* Pastoralism and herd health
* Zoonotic diseases in a global setting

Year 3: masters
For a masters, you will choose either to conduct a written reflective element of 1015,000 words or to take Project Cycle Management and Funding Application Preparation.

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in veterinary medicine, agricultural science, biology or a related science discipline.Applicants who fall below these requirements but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case- by-case basis. You may be admitted to Certificate level only in the first instance.All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

The University of Edinburgh will offer 40 Master's scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University for the 2014-2015 academic session.

Fifteen scholarships will have a value of £5,000 each, while a further twenty-five scholarships will have a value of £3,000 each. These scholarships will be tenable for one academic year and will be deducted from tuition fees.


The scholarships will be awarded to students who are nationals of countries outwith the EU who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Preference will be given to candidates who have not already had the opportunity to study in Scotland.


The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree.


The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland'sancient universities. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

The University of Edinburgh is ranked 17th in the world by the 2013 QS rankings. It is ranked 11th in the world in arts and humanities by the 201213 Times Higher Education Ranking. It is ranked the 15th most employable university in the world by the 2013 Global Employability University Ranking.It is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

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