Annex 2: Regulations for Specific Programmes

REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF VETERINARY SCIENCE (BVSC)

1.   All practical classes shall be compulsory; failure to attend will necessitate the student undertaking additional work specified by the unit organiser. The failure of any student to show satisfactory progress in a unit of study or to attend regularly any prescribed teaching session (including such lectures, directed self-education (DSE), clinical commitments, field work and vacation units as may be required) or to undertake prescribed written or other work or to present himself or herself for any assessment or to reach a satisfactory standard in any assessment, shall be reported to the Faculty Undergraduate Studies Committee, which may, if it thinks fit, require the student concerned to repeat a unit, to complete any additional coursework, to sit an examination or to withdraw from the programme. The exact requirements for progression from year to year on the BVSc is provided in the University Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and in the Standing Orders for the programme.

2.   The assessment for units that contribute formally to the curriculum for the degree of BVSc may comprise several components, and which may include a mid-sessional examination, directed self-education assessment and a final examination, together with practical or other assessments. Students shall be informed at the start of any academic year of the assessments they will be required to undertake in that year and the distribution of marks between the assessments and any components that are ‘must pass’.

3.    The curriculum shall be divided into five parts, and shall extend over not less than five years from the commencement of study in the University or other institution approved for that purpose by the University. Information on the programme structure and its units are provided in the University’s Programme Catalogue.

Extramural Studies

4.1. Before entering the third year of the programme a candidate must normally produce satisfactory evidence that they have received extramural experience in accordance with arrangements approved by the Veterinary Programme Committee for a total period of not less than twelve weeks.

4.2  Before presenting himself or herself for the final examination a candidate must normally produce satisfactory evidence that they have received extramural experience in accordance with arrangements approved by the Veterinary Programme Committee, for a total period of not less than twenty-six weeks.

Degree with Distinction or Merit

5.    The degree classification shall be awarded in accordance with the regulations set out in the University’s Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

Degree of BSc

6. The unclassified degree of Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Science) may be awarded at the discretion of the Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The BSc will be obtainable by a student registered for the BVSc programme who has passed the third year of the BVSc but who chooses to leave or is required to leave or who is unable to complete the programme after this point.

Certificate and Diploma of Higher Education

7. A candidate who has completed satisfactorily Year 1 of the Degree, but who either does not proceed or does not complete satisfactorily Year 2, may be awarded the Certificate of Higher Education. Similarly, a candidate who has completed satisfactorily Year 2, but who either does not proceed or does not complete satisfactorily Year 3, may be awarded the Diploma of Higher Education.