The PGCert in Veterinary Education is an exciting 12 month postgraduate certificate programme. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in veterinary education or who wishes to broaden their skill set and enhance their employability.
Applicants must hold a veterinary degree and be members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Prospective graduates will be considered, but all veterinary graduates must have their MRCVS number for application.
Graduates with less than two years post graduate clinical experience must include evidence that, as an undergraduate, they undertook at least 26 weeks of extramural clinical placements (outside the curriculum) or equivalent experience. Graduates from UK and Ireland do not need to provide this evidence since the degree is evidence of this requirement.
Graduates from the EU or EAA must be graduates from an EAEVE approved or accredited veterinary school to be eligible.
You will study teaching methods, learning, and assessment in the veterinary undergraduate curriculum. This will be provided through self-directed learning and tutorials on educational theory. You will take part in teaching activities taking place in the school, including curriculum development, assessment, teaching delivery and resource development.
You will be supervised by teaching and learning academics and also undertake a research project on an educational topic, developing key skills in research including data collection, analysis and interpretation.
This course consists of one module, Veterinary Education, which covers all the necessary learning outcomes.
Teaching methods and assessment
During the course you will develop a teaching portfolio evidencing your teaching and scholarship activities. This will provide you with the opportunity for critical reflection of your own learning.
The course is assessed by the teaching portfolio and by the research plan and dissertation.
Careers and professional development
Career destinations for our graduates include scientific researchers, secondary teachers, university lectures and university researchers.
Average starting salary and career progression
100% of postgraduates from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science secured work or further study within six months of graduation.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Careers support and advice
We offer individual careers support for all postgraduate students whatever your course, mode of study or future career plans.
You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate. Expert staff will help you research career options and job vacancies, build your CV or résumé, develop your interview skills and meet employers.
More than 1,500 employers advertise graduate jobs and internships through our online vacancy service. We host regular careers fairs, including specialist fairs for different sectors.
Fees and funding
As a student on this course, you should factor some additional costs into your budget, such as printing, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses. You should be able to access most of the books you’ll need through our libraries, though you may wish to purchase your own copies or more specific titles.
Scholarships and bursaries
Studentships are advertised annually on our studentships webpages.
Applicants for scholarships must be eligible for UK or EU higher education tuition fees. To access a list of FAQs and general advice about home/EU and international fee status, please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website.
Government loans for masters courses
Masters student loans of up to £10,906 are available for taught and research masters courses. Applicants must ordinarily live in the UK or EU.
International and EU students
Masters scholarships are available for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure you apply for your course with enough time.
We provide guidance on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study. You can also access specific funding opportunities, entry requirements and other resources for students from specific countries.
This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.