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Programme structure: Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour (BSc) - what's running in 2021/22

All units are must pass.

In terms of the QAA Subject Bench Marks (Veterinary Nursing ) the requirement is for a pass to be achieved in VETS30019 and ; VETS30036

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; VETS30019; VETS30037

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

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status Teaching Block
Research Methods and Dissertation VETS30035 40 Mandatory TB-1,TB-2
Applied Clinical Veterinary Nursing VETS30036 40 Mandatory TB-1
Clinical Skills in Companion Animal Behaviour VETS30037 40 Mandatory TB-4
Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour (BSc)   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, the Gateway programmes and International Foundation programmes.

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).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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