Bioveterinary Science BSc (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: D900
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : DDD in relevant diploma
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This three-year programme will provide you with a wide knowledge of biological and animal sciences, practical techniques and transferable skills for careers allied to veterinary science, scientific research, conservation, animal welfare and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Programme in detail

The programme contains bespoke modules in Bioveterinary Science, in topics such as animal husbandry, veterinary form and function, veterinary parasitology and public health and veterinary epidemiology. Students also choose modules available in the School of Life Sciences, which include animal biodiversity, developmental biology, biodiversity practical skills, comparative animal physiology, animal behaviour and conservation biology.

There are several options available each year allowing the student to tailor their degree to fit with their strengths, interests and career aspirations. In the final year, all students have carry out an extended research project of their choice with an active research group. Various modes of teaching are used throughout the programme including lectures, practical classes, problem-based learning and guided study supported by our Virtual Learning Environment.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

367 Year One undergraduates in 2016

UK league tables

92% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Report 2014/15)

National Student Survey

• 93% average satisfaction for our programmes (National Student Survey 2016)
• 95% or higher overall satisfaction for Anatomy and Human Biology, Bioveterinary Science, Human Physiology, Pharmacology (National Student Survey 2016)

Why this subject?

Shape your study with real flexibility and choice

You’ll study in one of the largest Schools of Life Science in the UK drawing on over 100 years of teaching and research experience, meaning you can shape your studies by choosing modules from across the entire spectrum of the life sciences; a breadth of choice unique in the UK. You’ll also enjoy links to our Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Enjoy excellent career prospects

You’ll benefit from our excellent international reputation for research in growth areas such as the biotechnology, post-genomic and pharmaceutical industries. 92% of our recent graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.

Strengthen your employability through overseas study

Give your future employability a further boost by choosing to study or take part in field courses abroad. Our networks stretch as far afield as Uganda, Thailand and China.

Work in leading-edge facilities

Life science is at the leading-edge of science, so our facilities are too. Over £30 million has recently been invested in the School’s facilities, such as our Biology Teaching Centre, the state-of-the-art Biosciences Building, the Biomedical Sciences Building and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre. This ensures your studies are fully supported by the very best in teaching and research equipment.