BVSc Veterinary Science (D100)

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UCAS code D100
Application method UCAS

We can only accept applications for Veterinary Science through UCAS. The closing date for 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 only, 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: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £29,900 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

This course is accredited by numerous professional bodies including the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Successful completion of our BVSc Veterinary Science degree will entitle you to practice as a Veterinary Surgeon in the United Kingdom, the U.S and Canada, along with several other countries. The qualification gained is equivalent to the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)*.

The course is also accredited by:

  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The South African Veterinary Council (SAVC).

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 instil the importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health, which underpin all veterinary disciplines.

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, lecture-free, final clinical year.

It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons that all UK veterinary students undertake 38 weeks of extra-mural studies on farms and in veterinary establishments. Bristol Veterinary School has a dedicated EMS team who can help you find suitable placements.

Find out more about funding a Veterinary Science degree.

*BVSc Veterinary Science graduates can practice in the U.S and Canada subject to completion of the NAVLE exam.

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

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
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 at Higher Level in any order 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, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Animal Management, Applied Science, Life Science, Medicine or Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 15 credits in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths with at least 12 graded level 3 credits in each at Distinction
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: AAAA
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.

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 and supplementary information form. Applicants may be interviewed, please see the Admissions statement.

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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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