BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science (D108)
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The closing date for Veterinary Science UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Veterinary Science.
|Course duration||6 year(s) full-time|
Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.
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
Gateway to Veterinary Science is aimed at students who have the potential to become vets but do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year undergraduate Veterinary Science course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.
During the Gateway year students will learn alongside each other, benefiting from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristol’s medical, dental and veterinary schools. Students will be taught by academic teachers who are scientists and clinicians.
The Gateway course will deepen existing knowledge of core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects and places emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours that enable successful transition to university study. Successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto the five-year BVSc Veterinary Science.
This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only and/or to those who have spent 3 months or more in care. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found on the admissions statement (see below).
See a list of all Veterinary Science degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.
Studies will include:
- Basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the healthy human/animal;
- Fundamental principles of chemistry;
- Maths and statistics relevant to health sciences programmes;
- Clinical professional attributes;
- Clinically-relevant work experience.
Successful students will then join the five-year BVSc Veterinary Science course.Find out more about the course structure and units available for Gateway to Veterinary Science
Typical offer for BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science - applicants must meet one of the following
|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
|29 points overall, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology or Chemistry.
Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 points overall including 16 at Higher Level, or with 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, are not eligible for this course.
|Cambridge Pre-U offer||Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.|
|Access to HE Diploma offer||Not accepted|
|BTEC offer||DMM in an Applied Sciences, Medical Sciences 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 offer||Advanced 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 offer||Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|UK qualifications||Further information about UK qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|GCSE profile requirements||Profile:|
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent) and Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
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:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
|Additional requirements||Work experience is recommended; please see the Admissions Statement.
Note: We are aware that many of applicants will be unable to obtain work experience during the coronavirus crisis. Please be assured that if you are applying for entry in 2021 we will be taking the situation into account when reviewing applications and you will not be penalised should your ability to gain relevant work experience have been adversely affected.
How we assess your application
Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.
For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted
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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