BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science (D108)

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Gateway to Vet Science
UCAS code D108
Application method UCAS
We can only accept UCAS applications. The closing date for UCAS applications for this course is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five can be used for veterinary courses.
Course duration 6 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £ N/A per year
  • International students: £ N/A per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £ N/A per year

Additional fees: Students 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 for this course

About BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science

This course is aimed at students who have the potential to become vets but do not meet the academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year BVSc Veterinary Science course. It is a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria.

The Gateway course will develop your interest in, and knowledge and understanding of, the basic sciences that underpin veterinary science. It will foster professional behaviours and attitudes.

Studies will include:

  • basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the healthy human/animal;
  • fundamental principles of chemistry and biochemistry;
  • maths relevant to health sciences programmes and
  • clinical professional attributes.

Additional veterinary and related animal work experience will form part of the course. Successful completion of this Gateway course will enable you to join the BVSc Veterinary Science course.

Please note: This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found on the admissions statement.

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Typical offer for BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
BBC including B in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above, or with A in Chemistry are not eligible for this course.
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
29 including 5 at Higher Level in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 overall including 16 at Higher Level, or with Chemistry at HL6 are not eligible for this course.
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerNot accepted
BTEC offer DMM in an Applied Sciences, Medical Sciences, Animal Management or Health and Social Care (Science pathway). Applicants who are taking BTEC plus A level Chemistry are not eligible for this course.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: BB including Biology or Chemistry, and Standard Level: BBBBC. Applicants with achieved or predicted Advanced Higher grades of AA, or with Chemistry at A grade, are not eligible for this course.
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard Literacy (C), Standard Numeracy (C), two Higher Science (BB)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsWork experience is recommended, please see the Admissions statement.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted

Selection process

Candidates who fit the academic entry criteria and the additional widening participation criteria will be considered for interview. Interviews take place at the University of Bristol campus at Langford.

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

International students

This programme is for UK students attending aspiring state schools only.

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