Veterinary Medicine including a Preliminary YearUCAS Code: D104
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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
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).
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).
with supporting GCSEs listed below.
6, 6, 5 in any subjects at Higher Level. Must not include both Biology and Chemistry.
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.
% applicants receiving offers8%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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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.
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.
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