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University of Surrey

Veterinary Medicine and Science

UCAS Code: D100

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science - BVMSci

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Overall: AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required subjects: Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:15

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit. Required subjects: This must include 15 credits in Biology and and 15 credits in Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required subjects: HL6/SL7 in Biology and Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

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

DDD

Overall: DDD in a Science or Animal related subject and A level Chemistry grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Overall: AAB Required subjects: Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Overall: AAABB Required subjects: Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Overall: Pass overall with AAB from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Required subjects: A level Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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42%
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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Veterinary medicine

**Why choose this course**
With our £45 million state-of-the-art facilities, including our £11m Veterinary Pathology Centre, our diverse BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science course will fully equip you to excel in this dynamic field.

Surrey gives you the opportunity to benefit from our wide partner network and strong industry links within the veterinary profession. You may also get to take on challenging research with our partner organisations, allowing you to gain a unique insight into veterinary research.

Our hands-on, practical training and partnership-based teaching are designed to build your confidence right from day one, and allow you to understand the range of career opportunities open to you.

**What you will study**
As a student of our BVMSci Veterinary Medicine and Science course, you’ll explore animal health and disease and receive specialist training in veterinary science and its associated disciplines, preparing you for a successful and infinitely rewarding career.

This exciting five-year course has been created to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations in animal and human health.

In addition to studying towards your professional veterinary medicine qualification, you’ll receive training in the core sciences and develop professional and business skills.

State-of-the-art facilities, such as our Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre and Veterinary Pathology Centre, will give you hands-on practical, clinical and research training right from the start.

Our veterinary partners provide opportunities for you to gain outstanding clinical experience with both general practice and referral-type caseload.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£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 Surrey

Department:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS)

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.

95%
high
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

100%
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
89%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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