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University of Liverpool

Veterinary Science

UCAS Code: D100

Bachelor of Veterinary Science - BVSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

A level: Three A levels in Biology, one other academic science related subject and any other subject excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. If Chemistry is not offered at A level, grade B at AS level is required. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required. GCSE: minimum of seven GCSEs at grades AAABBBB or above, including Mathematics, English and Physics (either as a separate subject or as Dual Award Science) are required.

Kitemarked level 3 Access to Medicine at pre-approved colleges is required with a minimum of 15 credits in Biology and a minimum of 15 credits in Chemistry. Approval MUST be obtained prior to application. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall to include, Grade 6 at Higher Level Biology, Grade 6 at Higher Level Chemistry, Grade 6 at Higher Level in any other subject.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H1,H2,H2

Grade A1 (H1) in Biology, A1 (H1) in Chemistry, Grades A1 (H1), A1 (H1), B1 (H2), B1 (H2) in four further subjects, to include Physics or Maths. New grades to be awarded in 2017 are those indicated in brackets.

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

DDD

Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management with DDD overall plus an AS level grade B in Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Grade B in Biology at Advanced Higher, Grade B in Chemistry at Advance Higher, Grade AA in Biology and Chemistry and Grades AAB in 3 other subjects at Higher Level.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Accepted in place of the fourth subject at AS or A level

UCAS Tariff

144-160

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35%
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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

The degree of BVSc enables you to acquire the professional skills, knowledge and experience necessary to qualify as a veterinary surgeon. You will study the science of normal structure and function (cell biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics), how husbandry of individual animals and groups affects their health (nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behaviour), as well as the mechanisms and treatment of diseases (epidemiology, pharmacology, infectious diseases, pathology, parasitology and public health) in your first three years, alongside clinical and professional skills. You will also complete a research project. The clinical course includes 36 weeks of small group teaching (clinical rotations) in Years Four and Five, which are integrated with extra-mural studies (EMS). You have a choice of elective subjects, which are studied in greater depth. Currently 38 weeks of pre-clinical (husbandry), public health and clinical EMS are completed during the five-year programme. You receive special training in communication skills.
You may also undertake an intercalated degree, for example the BSc in Veterinary Conservation Medicine, and extend your programme.

This programme is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a veterinary surgeon with that body.

This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Veterinary Science

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


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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A
A

After graduation


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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.

£28,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
41%
med
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.

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

£35k

£35k

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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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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