BSc Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science (DC37)
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|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||290|
|Number of places for 2016/17||25|
About BSc Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science
This course is delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, online interactive tutorials and practical classes, which take place at both the School of Veterinary Sciences at Langford and the main University campus.
Studying a diverse range of subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside veterinary nursing provides a broad educational base for more varied employment opportunities or further study.
Find out more about studying Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Anatomical Science 1A and 1B
- Physiology 1
- Principles of Animal Care and Nursing
- Primary Nursing and Communication
- Pre-Clinical Science
- Medical Nursing
- Diagnostics and Therapeutics
- Anaesthesia and Fluid Therapy
- Surgical Nursing and Theatre Practice
- Veterinary Anatomy
- Plus two of the following:
- Integrative Physiology
- Cellular and Molecular Pathology
- Infection and Immunity
- 42 weeks' placement in first opinion and referral practice
- Veterinary Practice Management
- Welfare and Ethics
- Dissertation (ten-week research project)
- Applied Surgical Nursing and Analgesia
- Applied Medical Nursing and Anaesthesia
- Pathological and Epidemiological Mechanisms of Disease.
Typical offer for BSc Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science
(including international A-levels)
|BBC including Biology and Chemistry at grade B|
|IB Diploma||29 overall to include 14 points at Higher Level with 5 in Biology and 5 in Chemistry at Higher Level|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 21 credits at Distinction, including 12 in Chemistry and 9 in Biology, plus 18 credits at Merit|
|BTEC||DMM in a science or animal-related subject plus A-level Chemistry at grade B|
|SQA||SH: BBBBC and AH: BB in Biology and Chemistry|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||73% overall with 8 in Biology and Chemistry|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile C
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||grade B or above in Mathematics, English Language and two sciences, plus two other GCSEs at grade C or above.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS and interview. All applicants fulfilling the academic criteria are invited for interview.
- Additional Information: Work experience is essential. For more information on the amount and type of experience required, please see the Admissions Statement.
- Deferred entry: Welcomed
- Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science admissions statement
- More about Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1641
For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
This course is recognised by the following organisations:
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a veterinary nurse with that body.
Key information about this course
Did you know?
- Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
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- 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.
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