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|
Additional fees: Student should be aware that vacation extra mural studies (EMS) is a mandatory component of any UK veterinary curriculum. These may incur transport and accommodation costs.Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
|Location of course||Clifton campus, Langford campus, Placements|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available on this course.|
|Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17||156 overall for Veterinary Science|
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. Themes running throughout the course instil the importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health, which underpin all veterinary disciplines.
For the first three years you will be based at the main university campus in Clifton, with at least one day a week spent at the clinical campus in Langford. Years four and five are taught at the Langford campus, with an extended, lecture-free, final clinical year.
It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 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 running 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 in 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 in years three and four.
Clinical Management: an 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.Find out more about the course structure and units available for Veterinary Science
Typical offer for BVSc Veterinary Science - applicants must meet one of the following
|AAA including AA in Chemistry and Biology. Graduates are required to obtain a 2:i in their degree and BBB at A-level including B in Chemistry and B in Biology.|
What is a contextual offer?
|AAC including Chemistry and Biology at grade A.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
|36 points overall with 18 points at Higher Level, including 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Biology at Higher Level.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
What is a contextual offer?
|32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and Biology.|
|Cambridge Pre-U offer||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access to HE Diploma offer||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Medicine) with at least 30 credits at Distinction, including 9 credits in Chemistry and 9 credits in Biology, and 15 credits at Merit. GCSE English Language at grade C and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or 9 credits at Distinction in Level 3 Mathematics. We consider Access courses on a case-by-case basis; please contact the Admissions Office for guidance regarding the acceptability of your course’s content. We expect applicants taking this qualification to have been out of education for five years prior to starting an Access course.|
|BTEC offer||DDD in Science including Distinction in science units, plus grade A in A-level Chemistry.|
|Scottish Qualifications Authority offer||SH: AAAAB and AH: AA in Chemistry and Biology.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate offer||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|European Baccalaureate offer||85% overall with 8.5 in Chemistry and Biology.|
|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these 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.|
|English language requirements||If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
|Additional requirements||Work experience is essential. For more information on the amount and type of experience required, please see the Admissions Statement.|
How we assess your application
Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
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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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