BVSc Veterinary Science (D100)

2021 entry
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UCAS code D100
Application method UCAS
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.

Applicants wishing to transfer from another veterinary school may apply via UCAS but, due to the integrated nature of the course, transfer is only possible into year one.
Course duration 5 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £29,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £19,250 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 on this course.

About BVSc Veterinary Science

We are newly accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), reflecting our position as a world leader in teaching and student experience. Alongside our other accreditations, the AVMA accreditation means that graduates of this course will be able to practise in multiple countries around the world. Visit the Vet School web page for terms and details.

Our modern curriculum introduces you to the integrated structure and function of healthy animals, and the mechanisms of disease and their clinical management. Themes running throughout the course instill the importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare and veterinary public health. 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 final clinical year. 

Accredited by:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)

View all our Veterinary Science courses

See a list of all Veterinary Science degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA  including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, or A*AB including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree and BBB at A-level, including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAC including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, or A*BC including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements 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 offerAccess to HE Diploma in Animal Management, Applied Science, Life Science, Medicine or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits from Chemistry units, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction; and
  • at least 15 credits from one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction.
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science or Animal Management, with Distinction in Science units, plus A in A-level Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements 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.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
and
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English 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:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsWork experience is required; 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.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or VMCAS application; supplementary form sent out after initial academic screening; interview

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Accreditation

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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