BVSc Veterinary Science (D100)
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We can only accept applications for Veterinary Science through UCAS. The closing date for UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Veterinary Science.
|Course duration||5 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available on this course.|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||1399|
|Number of places for 2016/17||150|
About BVSc Veterinary Science
A new spiral curriculum introduces you to the integrated structure and function of healthy animals, followed by the mechanisms of disease and their clinical management.
Vertical themes running throughout the course instil the importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health that underpin all veterinary disciplines.
For the first three years you will be based in Bristol with at least one day a week spent at Langford; years four and five are taught at Langford, with an extended, lecture-free, final clinical year.
It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), that all UK veterinary students undertake 38 weeks of extra-mural studies on farms and in veterinary establishments. Bristol has a network of 'foster' placements to help you find the experiences you need.
Find out more about funding a Veterinary Science degree.
Find out more about studying Veterinary Science at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
Vertical themes with teaching delivered throughout all five years are:
- Professional Studies including:
- communication skills;
- professional conduct;
- ethics and the law;
- business management;
- health and safety;
- study, learning, investigation and employability.
- Animal management, husbandry, welfare
- Veterinary Public Health
- Global and One Health.
Years one to four
Animal Health Science encompasses and integrates the traditional science disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry with an emphasis on clinical relevance - year one and part of year two.
Animal Disease encompasses and integrates the disciplines of Immunology, Pathology, Parasitology, Microbiology and Pharmacology, which are primarily taught in year two with some in year three.
Clinical Management encompasses Basic Clinical Science, Therapeutics, Farm and Companion Animal Sciences - years three and four.
Clinical Management: Extended final year with core rotations and the opportunity to track and undertake an elective.
Final year includes 'Professional Studies, Global and One Health Weeks'.Further details about the course structure for Veterinary Science
Typical offer for BVSc Veterinary Science
(including international A-levels)
|AAA including Chemistry and Biology. Graduates should offer a minimum of BBB at A-level including Chemistry and Biology plus 2:1 or above|
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including Chemistry at grade A and Biology|
|IB Diploma||36 points overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Biology at Higher Level|
|34 points overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Chemistry and 5 in Biology 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 or Medicine) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 credits in Chemistry and 12 credits in Biology, and 15 credits at Merit. GCSE requirements for Access applicants are grade B in Maths, English language and two sciences, plus grade C in a fifth subject.|
|BTEC||DDD in Science including Distinction in science units, plus grade A in A-level Chemistry|
|SQA||SH: AAAAB and AH: AA in Chemistry and Biology|
|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||85% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and Biology|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||Grade B or above in English Language and two sciences; and grade A in Mathematics if Mathematics or Physics not offered at grade A at A-level or AS-level. A minimum of five A grades would normally be expected. Graduate applicants must have GCSE Mathematics grade A and GCSE English Language grade B.|
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS and 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, particularly if you use this period to gain relevant experience
- Veterinary Science admissions statement
- More about Veterinary Science at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Admissions statements relate to 2016 entry and will be updated for 2017 entry in summer 2016.
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 surgeon with that body.
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