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Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Veterinary Medicine with Intercalated BSc Year

UCAS Code: D101

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine - BVetMed

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A; A third subject of your choice at grade A (excluding General Studies). Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction. You must achieve at least Merit in all other graded Level 3 credits.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

in three Principal Subjects: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

(Only in addition to other qualifications). A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 7 (A) including: Combined Science OR Biology and Chemistry. with at least a grade 6 (B) in: English Language; Mathematics; Physics (if taken as a separate GCSE). For Scottish applicants, at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics.

766 at Higher Level including: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice. Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score. Where candidates have not taken GCSE’s or an equivalent qualification prior to the IB, they will need a minimum of grade 5 in: SL Mathematics; SL English A Lang-Lit; and must also demonstrate competency in Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

including Biology and Chemistry. H1 required in one of these sciences. If not included in the above, H3/O3 is required in: English; Mathematics; Physics* *If Physics is not available at your school/college, contact Admissions.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

The following Level 3 Extended Diplomas are accepted with specific unit requirements (see the RVC website for details): Pearson 'Applied Science' or 'Applied Science (Biomedical Science)'; Pearson 'Animal Management with Science'; City & Guilds 'Animal Management (Science)'.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

in Biology and Chemistry. in addition to 5 Highers at AAAAB grades including: Biology; Chemistry; and at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics. Contextual Offers: Offers of AB in Biology and Chemistry will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Applicants who have achieved this qualification with grade A will be accepted with two A Levels: Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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29%
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About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Veterinary medicine

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

The Royal Veterinary College's Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) with Intercalated BSc Year is a full-time six-year programme which allows you to study the five-year BVetMed course plus an additional year completing an intercalated degree. The BVetMed course offers world-leading scientific and clinical training in veterinary medicine, leading to qualification as a veterinary surgeon. The additional year of study means that you will gain a more rounded education, additional scientific context, and carry out in-depth research to better your understanding. In your intercalated year, you can study a BSc course on offer at other UK universities, or one of two tailor-made intercalated courses at the RVC: BSc Bioveterinary Sciences and BSc Comparative Pathology.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£19,000
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£35,010
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

Royal Veterinary College

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.

88%
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Veterinary medicine
88%
med
Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

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.

Veterinary medicine and dentistry

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

88%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
0%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

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 medicine and dentistry

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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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
74%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Sports and fitness occupations
1%
Animal care and control services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Good news for would-be vets! Almost all graduates get jobs as vets on finishing their courses, and salaries are much better than the average for graduates. In fact, we produce the same number of vets every year than we did 10 years ago (a few hundred) and that means there are signs of shortages in the profession as the population increases. Not surprisingly, many jobs are in rural areas, and vets are much less likely than most other graduates to work in large cities.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Veterinary medicine

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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£30k

£35k

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£38k

£38k

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.

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

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

£30k

£30k

£35k

£35k

£38k

£38k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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