MSc Wild Animal Biology

Wild animal health has become increasingly popular amongst non-veterinarians with a first degree in zoology and biology. Recognising this, the RVC, together with the Zoological Society of London, London have developed a unique course, aimed at non-veterinary biological science graduates and leading to the MSc in Wild Animal Biology.

This unique course provides practical exposure to wild animal species and an understanding of their health and welfare as well as providing training in research methodologies relevant to the study of wildlife.

Participants benefit from working and studying alongside veterinary graduates taking the MSc in Wild Animal Health as well as learning from internationally renowned experts in their field.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have (or expect to receive) a university first or second class honours degree.

• Applications are encouraged from candidates with degrees in Biology, Zoology, Animal Biology and the veterinary sciences
We are particularly keen to see evidence of relevant work experience in a zoo, wild animal hospital or in wild animal research.

English Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in spoken and written English, including scientific usage and comprehension. They will be required to achieve an overall score of 7.0 in IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test, or a TOEFL score of at least 93 (internet-based test with no element below 23).



Student Bursaries

The RVC will be offering bursaries of £2000 to contribute towards living expenses to outstanding home/EU and overseas students undertaking an MSc in 2013/14. These will be allocated on a highly competitive basis to students applying for a full-time place on the MSc. Deadline for consideration of this award is the 15th March 2013 and students wishing to be considered for this scholarship must submit a scholarship application form along with details of their UK Pass online application.

Career Development Loans

Career Development Loans are available to all EU nationals. To qualify for a CDL you must be ordinarily resident in Great Britain (i.e. England, Scotland or Wales) and have an unlimited right to remain in the United Kingdom (UK).

Commonwealth DFID Shared Scholarship Scheme

The Shared Scholarship is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), the Royal Veterinary College, as part of the British aid programme to developing countries.

In 2013/14, three awards are available to applicants for the MSc Wild Animal Health/Biology, MSc Control of Infectious Diseases in Animals and MSc Veterinary Epidemiology. Funding covers full costs of an award holder's study in the UK (fees) including airfares.

Deadline for consideration of this scholarship is the 15th March 2013 and overseas students wishing to be considered for this scholarship must have submitted an RVC DFID application form and a UKPass online application to the Graduate School by this date.

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