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Middlesex University

Veterinary Nursing

UCAS Code: D315

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Including 32 points or above in a Science subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

In a Science based subject.

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50%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Veterinary nursing

OverviewVeterinary nurses care for sick, injured and hospitalised animals and play a pivotal role in promoting animal welfare. Available in London, Leeds, and Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire), our course was the first veterinary nursing degree in Europe and we are one of Britain's leading programmes, attracting students from not just the UK but overseas as well.Why study BSc Veterinary Nursing at Middlesex University?We focus on building vital professional experience, preparing you for the workplace. Alongside theoretical classes, 50% of study time is spent on placement in a veterinary practice where you will develop essential clinical skills. Our innovative learning approach ensures you graduate armed with the skills to undertake a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary direction.We seek students who can demonstrate the right acumen for this challenging course. To be an excellent veterinary nurse requires a calm and confident manner, and the ability to be sympathetic in sensitive situations. The demand for registered veterinary nurses is high and employment prospects are excellent not only in veterinary practice, but also across related areas such as academia, research and the pharmaceutical industry.Course highlightsChoice of three campuses - London, Leeds or Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire)We have outstanding employment results - the graduate employment performance indicator rate is 100% for this course (source: Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey, 2015)Upon successful graduation, you will be able to apply to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse with full accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary SurgeonsYour studies are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and lecturers who are experienced and knowledgeable veterinary professionals (veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses)Our course is run in collaboration with the College of Animal Welfare, where students will be taught, the UK's largest veterinary nurse training providerAs a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Modules

Year 1:
Introduction to Professional Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory
Essentials of Nursing Care (30 credits) - Compulsory
Veterinary Nursing Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Animal Science ​(30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:
Clinical Nursing (30 credits) - Compulsory
Pathology for Veterinary Nurses (30 credits) - Compulsory
Theatre Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Approaches to Health and Social Care Research (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3:
Pharmacology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Principles of Imaging and Anaesthesia ​​(30 credits) - Compulsory​
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory​
Equine Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​
Management and Business (30 credits) - Optional​​
Animal Behaviour and Training (30 credits) - Optional​​
Nursing Exotics and Wildlife (30 credits) - Optional​​
Professional Development (30 credits) - Optional​​

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

College of Animal Welfare - Huntington

Department:

Nursing and Midwifery

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.

67%
low
Veterinary nursing

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.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
68%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

73%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
23%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
27%
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 nursing

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Veterinary nursing

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

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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