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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Animal science
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including Biology at grade B. Two AS Levels at relevant grades would be accepted in place of one of the further (non-Biology) A Level subjects. General Studies is not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.

Scottish Advanced Highers

including Biology at grade B in addition to: 3 Highers at grade C or above and at least five National 5s at grade C including: Mathematics and at least grade B in: English; Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The BSc Veterinary Nursing programme is a full-time four-year course incorporating the FdSc in Veterinary Nursing. The FdSc is fully accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) leading to registration with the RCVS after the first three years of study. BSc students in their fourth and final year are thus fully qualified veterinary nurses and many of them work part time in practice during their final year. The programme is taught at the Hawkshead campus of the RVC, University of London (near Potter Bar in Hertfordshire), with external placements at veterinary practices. You will complete 2100 hours of practical training within the first three foundation years of the programme, at the end of which (providing you have met the assessment requirements), you will achieve your professional veterinary nursing qualification.


Royal Veterinary College, University of London

College motto

As one of the world's leading specialist veterinary institutions, the Royal Veterinary College brings together many talented individuals sharing a passion for science, human and animal health and welfare. Our broad range of programmes is of international appeal and attracts students who go on to become practising veterinarians, scientists, nurses and industry leaders.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are animal care and control services


Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.
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