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Programme structure: Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour (BSc) - what's running in 2018/19

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

All units are must pass.
In terms of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) the requirement is for a
pass to be achieved in all units that assess RCVS Day One Competencies and Skills; VETS10004, VETS10005.
In terms of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) the requirement is for a pass to be achieved in all units which assess the ASAB intended learning outcomes; VETS10004

For further information and a definition of must pass units please see the Glossary of Terms

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Anatomical Science 1A ANAT10008 20 Mandatory
Anatomical Science 1B ANAT10009 20 Mandatory
Principles and Practice of Primary Veterinary Nursing VETS10014 20 Mandatory
Pre-Clinical Science VETS10005 20 Mandatory
Understanding Body Function A PHPH10010 20 Mandatory
Understanding Body Function B PHPH10011 20 Mandatory
Certificate of Higher Education   120  

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, and the Gateway programmes or for International Foundation Programmes please see the student handbook available on Blackboard.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

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