BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry (D102)

2022 entry

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UCAS code D102
Application method UCAS

We guarantee full and fair consideration to all applications received by 15 October, which is the standard UCAS application deadline for veterinary courses in the UK. However, we will also consider any late application beyond this date as long as the course is open to new applications on UCAS Search. The course may remain open to new applications until 15 January 2022 at the latest but may close early if places have been filled.

Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £33,600 per year
  • International students: £33,600 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £tbc per year

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 Langford campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry

Successful completion of our BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry degree will entitle you to practise as a Veterinary Surgeon in the United Kingdom and several other countries. The qualification gained is equivalent to the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and the course is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The Bristol Graduate Entry BVSc is an accelerated, four-year veterinary degree taught entirely on the Langford Campus. Situated in rural North Somerset, a short bus ride away from Bristol city centre, the Langford Campus has cutting-edge facilities to support student learning including new, purpose-built anatomy and post-mortem facilities, an award-winning clinical skills lab, a state-of-the-art small animal referral hospital and modern dairy farm. There are also farm animal and small animal practices on site, allowing you to gain experience of working on first opinion cases on farms and in clinics. 

Having launched in 2019, the course is undergoing the normal process for accreditation with the following professional bodies:

  • 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).

Accreditation is due in 2021 and should apply for all graduates of the course.

Please note this course has an early start date with term starting late August / early September.

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Course structure

The first two years are delivered primarily through case-based, tutor-facilitated, small-group teaching and learning. This is a distinctive student-led approach that sets the programme apart from other graduate entry courses in the UK.

In the first and second years you will study the integrated structure and function of animals, principles of disease, clinical veterinary science and professional studies. This is all taught via case-based learning, complemented by lectures and practicals.  

The course integrates with the final two years of our five-year BVSc Veterinary Science degree towards the end of the second year and you will further develop your skills in clinical sciences and professional studies.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry

Typical offer for BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry - applicants must meet one of the following

UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

The following degrees from the University of Bristol can be accepted for entry: Applied Anatomy; Biochemistry; Biology; Biomedical Science; Cancer Biology and Immunology; Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Chemistry; Medical Microbiology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Physiological Science; Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science; Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour (from 2022); Virology and Immunology; and Zoology. We will also consider applications with these degree titles from any UK university.

Bioveterinary Science and Marine Biology from any UK university are also accepted for entry.

Other science-related degree courses, including those achieved overseas, may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
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 A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsUndergraduate bachelor's degree (first or 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant science subject.

Work experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.

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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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

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