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University of Nottingham

Veterinary Medicine including a Preliminary Year

UCAS Code: D104

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery - BVMBVS

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

in any subjects at A level to include, at most only one of Biology or Chemistry at AS level or A level, and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:0,P:15

Subjects considered on an individual basis. Applicants must also have GCSE grade B in English Language and Maths.

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

This qualification is acceptable when combined with A level grades AA (not both Biology and Chemistry).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2

in any subjects, not including both Biology and Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

6, 6, 5 in any subjects at Higher Level. Must not include both Biology and Chemistry.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

with supporting GCSEs listed below.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

in any subjects, but not including both Biology and Chemistry. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades AABBB, (not including both Biology and Chemistry).

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

in any subjects, but not including both Biology and Chemistry. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA (not including both Biology and Chemistry).

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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25%
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About this course


Course option

6years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

This course includes a preliminary year whereby you will study the basic science subjects of animal biology, chemistry, and animal care and behaviour, ensuring you have the relevant levels of scientific knowledge to progress onto our five-year BVM BVS programme. Recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, we are one of only two UK veterinary schools fully accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. We provide a progressive and dynamic approach to veterinary education, leading you through a clinically-integrated programme with body-system based modules, each covering all of the common domestic, wildlife, and exotic species. Our philosophy is that your education needs to be hands-on, ensuring that you develop your animal handing and husbandry skills from the beginning.

Modules

During the preliminary year you will learn key chemical concepts and animal biology. Following this, years two and three develop learning primarily about the "normal" animal. Year four provides an opportunity to focus on a research project of your choice. You will also develop further understanding of principles underpinning clinical veterinary sciences. In year five you will learn about animal production, trauma management, disease processes, diagnosis, management and prevention. This part of the course also integrates learning of pathological processes with the food industry, zoonotic disease and public health. Year six consists of a series of Clinical Practice Modules that comprise small-group clinical teaching in a hospital/practical/laboratory situation at our Clinical Associates.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,070
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Medicine

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.

97%
high
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

99%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

97%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
472

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
5%
Other elementary services 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.

Veterinary sciences

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

£33k

£33k

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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