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University of Glasgow

Veterinary Biosciences

UCAS Code: D300
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

64%

Subjects
  • Animal science
Student score
87% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Highers
ABBB

Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABBB

(Biology or Chemistry).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

Must have Chemistry and Biology one of which must be at Higher Level (Grade 5) plus Maths or Physics at Standard Level (Grade 5)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

64%

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

£1,820

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

VETERINARY BIOSCIENCES: - Veterinary biosciences is a biological sciences programme designed to provide students with a strong understanding of the key elements that underpin all modern biological sciences, with a major focus on the biology of health and disease in animals. The programme is taught and delivered by leading expert life scientists and veterinary clinicians. The School of Veterinary Medicine was ranked 7th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015) and one of the best in the UK for quality of veterinary research (REF 2014).

Modules

Years 1 and 2: chemistry; biology; animal husbandry; comparative biomedical sciences such as anatomy and physiology; biomolecular; a wide choice of related subjects. Years 3 and 4: pathological sciences; the principles and effect of drug action; scientific methods; statistics; population medicine; epidemiology; animal welfare, ethics and legislation; research project.

University of Glasgow

Main building

Glasgow is one of the UK's oldest, most prestigious seats of learning with an international reputation for academic excellence. Choose from more than 800 courses across four colleges. We're based in the cosmopolitan west end, in historical buildings with up-to-the-minute facilities. There are two student unions, Glasgow University and Queen Margaret Unions, offering a full social calendar.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

73%
27%

Year 2

70%
30%

Year 3

32%
59%
9%

Year 4

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 89%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

26%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
82% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
469 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

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; 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, graduates report that their degree was necessary in getting the job, and that they got the jobs that they wanted, meaning the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.
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