University of Glasgow: Veterinary Nursing, Advanced Practice in

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught


**Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.**

**About online study**
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This programme provides a framework for postgraduate study which offers both UK and international Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) the opportunity to advance their knowledge, improve research skills, and practice evidence based veterinary nursing. The programme is flexible and allows individuals to directly align their studies to areas that are of interest to them, or are directly relevant to their current or future roles. The programme is intended to meet the needs of anyone seeking a flexible and adaptable route to a successful postgraduate degree, or who wish to undertake postgraduate-level study for continual professional development purposes at an advanced level. This fully online programme is part-time. It should be noted however that each 20 credit course per semester requires 200 hours of student learning. This is achieved through lectures, reading, discussion forums and activities, and assignments.

**Online distance learning
Academic contact:
Admissions enquiries:
January or September start
MSc: 36 months part-time
PgDip: 24 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months part-time**


Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow is ranked 1st in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019).

This is the first fully online postgraduate qualification designed specifically for RVNs currently being delivered in Scotland. The part-time and online nature of the programme means it is ideally suited to individuals who are in full-time employment.

The University of Glasgow ranked top amongst UK Vet Schools in the National Student Survey (2016) with 98% overall student satisfaction, and the School of Veterinary Medicine combines both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.

The programme reflects the need for tomorrow’s RVNs to be involved in lifelong self-directed learning. It supports RVNs to adapt to the dynamic care environments that they work in, supports their delivery of quality care, and promotes the use of evidence-based and best practice techniques.

Close involvement of experts from different fields of veterinary nursing and the wider veterinary industry in the planning and delivery of courses ensures that the programme is current and relevant.

This programme is flexible, allowing you up to 6 years to complete the MSc.


The MSc Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing comprises three components:

**PG Cert - Year 1 (3 x 20 credit courses)**

**PG Diploma – Year 2 (3 x 20 credit courses)**

**MSc – Year 3 (1 x 60 credit course)**
-Dissertation (Core)
**Find out more about core and optional courses:**

The programme is delivered fully online using a range of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and project work. You will have the flexibility to tailor the subject of many of your assessments and final dissertation to disciplines or specialisms that are relevant and of interest to you and/or your future career.
The online and part-time nature of this programme, and the flexibility this route offers, makes it ideally suited to individuals in full-time employment.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For more information, please see: Student contract.


Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 


The University:

  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
  • 95.9% of students in employment or ...

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