2023 entry (View 2022 entry)
BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry (D102)
4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study is not available for this course
Apply through UCAS or VMCAS. We will send you an additional application form if you pass the initial academic screening.
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.
£9,250 per year, home students
£33,600 per year, international students
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.
Fees quoted are for 2022 entry only. Fees for 2023 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2022.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Graduates of our BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry degree will be able 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 primarily at the Langford campus. Situated in rural North Somerset, a short bus ride away from the vibrant cultural hub that is Bristol city centre. Students can enjoy the onsite café, gym, student barn and abundant green spaces, alongside our much-celebrated welcoming and supportive community of staff and students.
Bristol Veterinary School is home to a range of extensive facilities including new purpose-built anatomy and post-mortem facilities, an award-winning clinical skills lab, a dairy farm and Langford Vets multidisciplinary small animal referral hospital, farm animal and small animal practices, and diagnostic labs, with an equine practice nearby. You will also benefit from access to our celebrated team of clinical demonstrators, who will nurture you to develop confident practical skills.
We partner with other organisations to ensure students have ample experience across a wide range of species, such as opportunities to work in equine hospitals, the charity sector and with exotic species.
As a new course, launched in 2019, it 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).
We expect accreditation to be in place in 2022.
Please note this course has an early start date with term starting late August/early September.
This course is accreditated by the following organisations
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.
Students are hands-on from the start of the curriculum, engaging in teaching and placements in a range of settings including veterinary practices, farms and our on-site abattoir. An extended final clinical year includes on-site and off-site placements with our educational partners. In final year, students develop their clinical skills with the support of experienced veterinary surgeons, including some shifts outside normal working hours. Throughout the programme students also spend time on farms and in veterinary practices during vacations (Extra-Mural Studies; EMS), as required by the RCVS.
For more information on course requirements please refer to the admissions statement linked below.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
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.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
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 have one of the following:
- IELTS 7.5 overall with 7.0 in all skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile A qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
Undergraduate bachelor's degree (first or 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant science subject.
Work experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.
- We select successful applicants based on the UCAS or VMCAS application, the additional application form, and interviews.
- Full information about our selection processes for this course:
- Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:
The admissions statement above relates to 2022 entry. The statement for 2023 entry will be available in summer 2022.