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University of Bristol

Veterinary Science

UCAS Code: D100

Bachelor of Veterinary Science - BVSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

Standard offer: AAA including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree and BBB at A-level including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics Contextual offer: AAC including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Animal Management, Applied Science, Life Science, Medicine or Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 15 credits in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths with at least 12 graded level 3 credits in each at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M3

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE profiles: Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent) For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-32

Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher level, including 6,6 at Higher level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with16 at Higher Level, including 6,6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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

DDD

DDD in Applied Science with Distinction in science units, plus A in A-level Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

Standard Higher: AAAAB

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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41%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

A new 'spiral' curriculum introduces you to the integrated structure and function of healthy animals, followed by the mechanisms of disease and their clinical management. Themes running throughout the course instil the importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare, and veterinary public health, which underpin all veterinary disciplines.For the first three years you will be based at the main university campus in Clifton, with at least one day a week spent at the clinical campus in Langford. Years four and five are taught at the Langford campus, with an extended, lecture-free, final clinical year.It is a requirement of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons that all UK veterinary students undertake 38 weeks of extra-mural studies on farms and in veterinary establishments. Bristol has a network of foster placements to help you find the experiences you need.

Modules

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Veterinary Science: https://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCohort=N&ayrCode=19%2F20&programmeCode=8MVSF006U

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£19,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£29,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

Bristol Veterinary School

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.

86%
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

83%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

£30,000
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
94%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Health professionals
1%
Functional managers and directors
1%
Secretarial and related occupations
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.

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.

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

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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