Postgraduate study
This exciting programme is ideal for new and recent graduates who want to develop teaching skills. There may also be opportunities to develop clinical skills with our clinical associate practices.
PGCert Veterinary Education
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
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.
7.5 with no less than 7.0 in any element. If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available
Start date
UK/EU fees
£2,430 - Terms apply
International fees
£2,430 - Terms apply
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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.

How to apply

These studentships are advertised annually on our studentships webpages and all applications must be made via the Online Portal. Applicants should select postgraduate certificate (PGCert) under taught courses and must indicate on their Personal Statement that they are applying for the Postgraduate Certificate Studentships in Veterinary Education. A curriculum vitae and covering letter should be attached. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to the Postgraduate Admissions Officer (e:

Further guidance on the application process


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 2 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.

English language requirements:

If your first language is not English, we may require evidence of your competence in English. If evidence of competence is required we will accept:

IELTS: 7.5 (with no less than 7.0 in any element)


Applicants for the scholarships (interns) 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 at: 


Full course details

Training in teaching methods, learning and assessment in the veterinary undergraduate curriculum is provided through an experiential programme supervised by experienced veterinary academics and will present opportunities for engagement with all aspects of veterinary education including curriculum development, assessment, teaching delivery and resource development.

As part of the Educational Research Group in the school, you will carry out a small project as part of a University PG Certificate qualification.



This course consists of one module – D24VED Veterinary Education

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.


Fees and funding

To access fee information for this course, please visit the main University fees information page.

International and EU students

The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.


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

In 2017, 100% of postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,400 with the highest being £59,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career prospects and employability

The acquisition of a postgraduate qualification demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  


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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.

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