Applications open for new RVC course in Intensive Livestock Health and Production
3 July 2012
Applications are now open for September 2012 entry to the Royal Veterinary College's Post Graduate Certificate in Intensive Livestock Health and Production. The course is designed for those working within the pig and poultry agri-food sectors, with many of the assessments workplace targeted. Bursaries of 50% are available in this opening year of the course.
The PG Certificate is a free-standing part-time qualification and is an on-line distance learning course consisting of 3 Core Modules: Principles and Practices of Food Systems, People in the System and Current Trends in Food Systems. There is the option (subject to further course validation) to continue to Diploma level and a full MSc from September 2013, when elective modules will be available for career development in Animal Science, Specialist Veterinary Practice, Livestock Production, Animal Welfare, Economics, Policy & Legislation and Food Industry.
This training has been developed from an Advanced Training Partnership grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This was awarded in May 2011 to The Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with Newcastle, Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities.
Visit www.rvc.ac.uk/ilhp for further information about the PG Certificate and to apply.
Notes for editors
- The Royal Veterinary College is the UK's first and largest veterinary school and a constituent College of the University of London. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise the RVC ranked as England's best school in the Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science unit of assessment, for institutions whose research is exclusively veterinary related, with 55% of its submitted academics viewed as producing 'world class' and 'internationally excellent' research. The College provides support for veterinary and related professions through its three referral hospitals, diagnostic services and continuing professional development courses. www.rvc.ac.uk
- The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) awarded funding for four major new training programmes for industry specialists working in vital niche areas within the agri-food sector, in May 2011. These partnerships were awarded to The Royal Veterinary College, Nottingham University, Reading University and Aberystwyth University. www.bbsrc.ac.uk/atp
- The four partnerships have been awarded a total of £12M and bring together companies with research and training organisations. Each one operates under the leadership of an academic institution. Partnerships will develop and deliver specialist training programmes for postgraduate degrees, as well as continuing professional development courses. Each programme will focus on a particular research area, and the four are complementary, covering the full range of food production from soil to plate.
To request further information or an interview please contact:
The Royal Veterinary College
Established in 1791, the RVC is the UK’s longest-standing veterinary college—with a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.