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University of Liverpool

Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Medicine) (Year 0)

UCAS Code: 789S

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


This programme is designed for mature and non-traditional students who typically have taken a break from studies. Please note that we will not consider A-Level students, School Leavers or Graduates. However, consideration may be given to candidates who studied some time ago (5 years) in non-Science subjects. In order to give all applicants an equal opportunity, applicants who have been rejected following an interview will not normally be considered again. ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy and Radiotherapy). 5 GCSE SUBJECTS AT GRADE C to include: Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject (requirements under review). DENTISTRY, MEDICINE & VETERINARY SCIENCE 5 GCSE SUBJECTS AT GRADE B to include: Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject. DENTISTRY Will consider graduates who graduated some time ago (5 years +). However the GCSE requirement must be met).

BTEC in Animal Management may be considered in addition to the GCSE requirement for the Year 0 to Veterinary Science.

21%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

This is a year 0 programme leading to the single honours Medicine and Surgery programme.

The University of Liverpool, in collaboration with local FE partners, has developed a Year Zero foundation programme for Home/EU students that leads to access onto a variety of vocational Health Studies programmes:

Dentistry
Dental Therapy
Medicine
Nursing
Veterinary Science
Physiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Diagnostic Radiography
Orthoptics
Occupational Therapy

Students seeking entry to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science will study at Carmel College, St Helens. Students seeking entry to Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy or Radiotherapy will study at The Sixth Form College, Birkenhead.

Please note that application to this programme is through UCAS (see course codes below), which is specifically targeted at Home/EU mature and non-traditional students who typically have taken a break from studies.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

85%
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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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
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

78%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
3%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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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
98%
low
Employed or in further education
41%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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.

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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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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