Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) includes a vibrant and growing postgraduate community. Taught courses and research degrees cover a wide range of specialist subjects, each contributing to the improvement of the treatment, understanding and welfare of animals in all areas of society, across the world.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

500 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 45%
  • Part Time 55%


  • UK 85%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 7%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Veterinary Medicine 100 330 435
Education 0 40 40
Agriculture & Forestry 10 20 25

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,470
Mixed 9,170–10,970
Laboratory -
Clinical 12,060
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.