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Thank you for your interest in Postgraduate Study at the University of Edinburgh. Please remember that this course is taught entirely online, we therefore recommend that our students have access to a reliable source of internet access at least twice a week during term time. If you are interested in applying and have any queries regarding this process please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email (

You may also find the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine guide for prospective postgraduate students helpful.

The University of Edinburgh online postgraduate prospectus also contains information relating to the applications process, this includes details on Scholarship Funding and Finance for postgraduate students ( ).

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All applicants are expected to apply online through the University Prospectus pages which link with EUCLID. To apply for this programme please click on the logo below:

Online applications:

Applications for September 2016 entry are now open. The closing date for all applications to this programme is the 24th August in the year of entry.

This EUCLID Student Users Guide to the online application process will help you through this process.

Before submitting your application plesae be prepared to upload the following documentation:

  1. Your Degree Certificate or Formal Letter from your university if you have yet to graduate (any offer of a place would then be conditional on providing final documentation following graduation)

  2. A final Degree Transcript (or Interim Transcript if not yet graduated)

  3. One Reference (references must be on headed paper, dated and signed by the referee)

  4. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of proficiency in English eg. IELTS or TOEFL - see further information below.

If you experience problems uploading your documents please try to keep documents small to improve processing time and close all other internet programmes. It would be helpful if you would name all documentation appropriately e.g. Transcript, Reference 1. If documents fail to upload (e.g. page not found message returned) it is likely to be the result of your local internet connect capabilities.

In addition, you can upload up to two additional documents that are relevant to your application and not specified above e.g. if you hold more than one degree you may upload an additional degree certificate. If you have any problems with your application, please contact a member of the programme team:

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Both home and overseas students will pay this same flat fee. The 2015-2016 fee rates apply to all students who commence a new year or other period of study on or after 1 August 2015. Fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased by approximately 5% per annum.

Students on programmes of study of more than one year should be aware that tuition fees increase every year. This annual increase should be taken into account when you are applying for a programme.

Details regarding the methods of payment can be found at the University of Edinburgh Finance website.

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Academic requirements and English language requirements

The programme welcomes applicants from zoological, biological, environmental and veterinary backgrounds or those that have a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant bio-science topic. Applicants who fall below the University of Edinburgh entry requirements but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case by case basis.

The postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health may appeal to a wider audience, including persons with appropriate experience from working within the animal or human health sectors.

All courses are taught in English, therefore it is important that students have an adequate command of English in order to benefit fully from their postgraduate study. If English is not your first language you must provide evidence that your spoken and written English are adequate to enable you to cope with your studies. This evidence should take the form of a result certificate from one of the tests listed below.

Tests must have been taken within two years of the proposed date of admission, qualifications sat over two years ago are invalid. Scores must be spread equally across different disciplines of reading, writing etc. Photocopies of certificates cannot be accepted unless they have been certified as true copies, for example by the British Council.

For the majority of programme's in the College, the following scores are required:

  1. IELTS Academic module 6.5 (with 6.0 in each section)

  2. TOEFL-iBT 92 (with at least 20 in all sections)

  3. Cambridge CPE Grade C (with a minimum grade of: 'weak' in listening, speaking, reading, writing)

  4. Cambridge CAE Grade B (with a minimum grade of: 'weak' in listening, speaking, reading, writing)

  5. Pearson Test of English: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered)

Conditions and exemption:

A degree from an English speaking university may also be accepted in some circumstances but must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree course.

Further information can be found at the following website:

We do advise applicants to ensure that they have passed a test at the required level and met any other conditions before committing financially to this course.

For details of the various English Language Courses available please consult the Institute for Applied Language Studies website:

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