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University of Bristol

Veterinary Science

UCAS Code: D100
BVSc 5 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Veterinary sciences
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA including Chemistry and Biology. Graduates should offer a minimum of BBB at A-level including Chemistry and Biology plus 2:1 or above. A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected. Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Highers

SH: AAAAB and AH: AA in Chemistry and Biology

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA in Chemistry and Biology Chemistry and Biology.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DDD in Applied Science, Animal Management or Pharmaceutical Science including Distinction in science units, plus grade A in A-level Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Chemistry and 6 in Biology at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

Not available

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

Bristol is a world-class university in a creative and dynamic city that offers a great student experience. While studying on the BVSc programme, you can combine this outstanding city experience with time in the rural setting of the Langford campus, where you will be taught in modern clinical facilities that include new small-animal and equine hospitals, and a recently refurbished dairy farm. Training in farm animal science, animal welfare and veterinary public health is one of Bristol's strengths and reflects the importance of vets to the Global and One Health agendas. The acquisition of the underpinning science allows Bristol graduates to be problem solvers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Up to 20 per cent of Bristol veterinary students take the opportunity to intercalate into another science course between years three and four. However, it is the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the veterinary school community at Bristol that students rate most highly.


University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement

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How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.


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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
502 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £28k MED
Graduates who are health professionals


Graduates who are animal care and control services


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Some encouraging stats for would-be vets! Most graduates get jobs – as vets – on graduation and starting salaries are much higher than average. From time to time, there are concerns that there are shortages of vets in some parts of the country, or in certain areas - not many graduates go on to academic research, for example - but the UK is currently producing a few hundred graduate vets every year. Not surprisingly, they work in mainly rural areas, and are much less likely than most other graduates to work in London.
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