BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry (D102)
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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 2021 at the latest, but may close early if places have been filled.
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.
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. 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 programmes in the UK.
In the first and second years of the course you will study the integrated structure and function of animals, principles of disease, clinical veterinary science and professional studies. This is taught via case-based learning complemented by lectures and practicals.
Years three and four will integrate with the final two years of our five-year BVSc Veterinary Science degree and you will further develop your skills in clinical sciences and professional studies.
The Bristol Veterinary School at Langford is a rural campus boasting first-class clinical facilities. There are farm animal, small animal and equine practices on site, allowing you to gain experience of working on first opinion cases on farms and in clinics. It is also home to our new anatomy and post-mortem facility, which is an invaluable resource for all our students.
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
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.
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: Accelerated Graduate Entry - applicants must meet one of the following
|UK qualifications||Further information about UK qualifications|
|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
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; Physics; Physiological Science; Psychology; 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 requirements||Profile:|
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:
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|Additional requirements||Undergraduate bachelor's degree (first or 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant science subject.|
Work experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.
Note: We are aware that many of applicants will be unable to obtain work experience during the coronavirus crisis. Please be assured that if you are applying for entry in 2021 we will be taking the situation into account when reviewing applications and you will not be penalised should your ability to gain relevant work experience have been adversely affected.
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Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.
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