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Postgraduate Distance Learning Scholarships: MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

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(PRWEB UK) 9 May 2012

Postgraduate Distance Learning Scholarships:
MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

Applications are invited for ten Postgraduate Scholarships in MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health by distance learning.

The scholarships are available, for the first time, to nationals of Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, with the deadline for application on Monday 28 May 2012. Applicants must also be living and working in these countries.

Funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, academic direction is provided by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), a constituent College of the University of London. The RVC is partnered by the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS), in the delivery of this programme.

The MSc is being offered via distance learning. However, the programme is supported by a wealth of online resources and support, in addition to annual residential teaching workshops.

Dr. Christine Thuranira-McKeever, Distance Learning Director at the RVC said: “These scholarships are a great opportunity for veterinary and other animal health specialists to benefit from postgraduate training in veterinary epidemiology and public health; these subject areas are essential when addressing issues such as disease surveillance, zoonotic diseases and trade and market access for animal products.”

She added: “The scholarships will offer a unique opportunity for animal health specialists to further develop their knowledge and skills, which will ultimately enhance the veterinary capacity of their countries, and more widely, the Southern African region.”

Entry Criteria:

To study the MSc, students must have either a second class honours degree or the equivalent, in a scientific subject, veterinary medicine, animal science, agriculture, zoological sciences or medicine, or a second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a scientific discipline, which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.

For full details and to apply, please visit the following website:

Deadline for application: 28 May 2012

Studies commence: January 2013

Notes for editors

University of London International Programmes

  • The University of London was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Its founding principle is to provide education for all, irrespective of race, creed or political belief.
  • In 1858, the University of London was granted its fourth Charter, which paved the way for the establishment of the University of London External System, which became known as the University of London International Programmes from 1 August 2010.
  • The University of London International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning.
  • The International Programmes has been instrumental in the formation of British higher education – all English and Welsh universities founded between 1849 and 1949 offered University of London degrees before obtaining Royal Charters to award their own degrees.
  • Today, the University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of more than 52,000 students in 180 countries, on 100+ study programmes.
  • Famous former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize Winners: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Professor Ronald Coase; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; former President Nelson Mandela; joint-winner Charles Kao; and joint-winner Dr Rolph Payet, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles.
  • To find out more about the University of London International Programmes, visit our website:

Royal Veterinary College

  • As one of the world’s leading specialist veterinary institutions, the Royal Veterinary College brings together many talented individuals, all of whom share a passion for human and animal health and welfare.
  • The broad range of programmes are of international appeal and attract students who go on to become practising veterinarians, animal scientists, veterinary nurses and leaders in industry and government.
  • The Distance Learning Programme offers two full MSc, Pg Diploma and Pg Certificate courses and, due to popular demand, a series of individual modules for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These courses are delivered in partnership with the University of London International Programmes.
  • To find out more about the Royal Veterinary College, visit our website:


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