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Harper Adams University

Bioveterinary Science (Extended)

UCAS Code: XD03

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must be at least 17 years old on entry and must turn 18 no later than 1st May in their first year of study. Pathway 1 - applicants must have six GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English Language, Mathematics and Science (or 5 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English Language, Mathematics and Science if you also have a level 3 qualification such as A level or BTEC) . Pathway 2 - applicants must have at least 5 GCSEs at grade A/7 including Science and Additional Science (or Biology and Chemistry) with at least a B/6 in English Language, Mathematics and Physics (if taken separately) The required GCSEs must be completed prior to application.

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For pathway 1, in addition to the GCSE requirements, applicants wishing to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy course are required to have A level Biology at grade C (or equivalent). For pathway 2, in addition to the GCSE requirements, applicants will also need to have achieved AAB at A level (or equivalent) including A2 Biology or Chemistry at grade A, plus an another science to be eligible to study the modules which will enable suitable applicants to progress onto the BVetMS Veterinary Medicine and Surgery course at the Harper and Keele Veterinary School upon completion of the course and meeting the eligibility criteria for transfer as listed below. For a full list of the BVetMS Veterinary Medicine and Surgery entry requirements please visit the Harper and Keele Veterinary School website. The difference between entry requirements for this pathway and direct entry onto to BVetMS Veterinary Medicine and Surgery course is that the work experience is not required.

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subjects

Veterinary microbiology

Animal physiology

Veterinary epidemiology

Extended degree programmes are a means of accessing degree study should you not meet the entry requirements for honours degree programmes.
The extended degree in Bioveterinary Science (Veterinary Science Pathway 1) provides a preparatory year for students hoping to progress to bioveterinary, veterinary nursing or veterinary physiotherapy degrees.
The extended degree in Bioveterinary Science (Veterinary Science Pathway 2) provides a preparatory year for students hoping to transfer to the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVetMS) degree at the Harper and Keele Veterinary School.
Candidates will be assessed at the end of their first year of study and progress to either an ordinary degree (BSc Bioveterinary Science only), Honours Degree (BSc Hons) or BVetMS if on Pathway 2. Progression will be based on prior qualifications, preparatory year performance and for some routes a fitness to practice assessment.
Upon application, all applicants will be contacted to confirm which route they are intending to follow.

Modules

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201163/bioveterinary-science

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods are used. Depending on the module these include examination, assignments, practical spot-tests and presentations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Harper Adams University

Department:

Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Veterinary microbiology
85%
high
Animal physiology
84%
med
Veterinary epidemiology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in veterinary sciences

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Animal science

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Veterinary sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn’t a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do or to have a look on their website.

Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Animal care and control services
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Therapy professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Unsurprisingly, the most common job for a zoology graduate on leaving is to work in a zoo or similar organisation - but there are a lot of other options available if you take this subject. Nearly a quarter of graduates take some kind of further qualification when they leave — mostly Masters degrees in zoology or related subjects, like biology or ecology — but a graduate from a zoology course can go into pretty much anything, with science, conservation, management, finance and marketing some of the most popular areas. Zoology graduates are also rather more likely than others to get a job overseas so if an international career appeals to you, this might be a degree to consider.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Animal physiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£24k

£24k

£26k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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