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|
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; it also 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 three months or more in care. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges is available on the Contextual offers webpage.
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 points equivalent), 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 for this course. Access to HE students are instead welcome to apply to the standard Veterinary Science course. |
Mature students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check the suitability of their Access course.
|BTEC offer||DMM in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, with EITHER with Distinctions in six specified Biology units or with Distinctions in six specified Chemistry units|
|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||The University Clinical Aptitude Test is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details.|
Work experience is recommended; please see the Admissions Statement.
How we assess your application
Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.
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