Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year 0)

  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information

  • Course length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: See below
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • This programme does not accept applications from international students.

The University of Liverpool, in collaboration with local FE partners, has developed a Year Zero foundation programme for Home/EU students that leads to access onto a variety of vocational Health Studies programmes:

  • Dentistry
  • Dental Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Orthoptics
  • Occupational Therapy

Students seeking entry to Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science will study at Carmel College, St Helens. Students seeking entry to Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy or Radiotherapy will study at The Sixth Form College, Birkenhead.

Please note that application to this programme is through UCAS (see course codes below), which is specifically targeted at Home/EU mature and non-traditional students who typically have taken a break from studies.

When applying, you must ensure that you apply for one programme that you wish to progress on to. Multiple applications will be rejected and result in disappointment. We will also not consider applications from applicants who have multiple UCAS applications for a variety of programmes, as this does not demonstrate a clear commitment.

Watch the video below to hear students' experience of the Year Zero programme.

For further information on how to apply to this programme please contact Sean Hollywood on T: +44 (0) 151 794 9490  E: 

Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Dentistry) (Year 0) 0AAW
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Dental Therapy) (Year 0) BAAW
Foundation to Heath and Veterinary Studies (Medicine) (Year 0) 789S
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Veterinary Science) (Year 0) 74JJ
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Physiotherapy) (Year 0) 4RAD
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Radiotherapy) (Year 0) 0W21
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Diagnostic Radiography) (Year 0) 4ASC
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Nursing) (Year 0) Y4AS
Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Orthoptics) (Year 0) P0HG
Foundation to Heath and Veterinary Studies (Occupational Therapy) (Year 0) 47OH

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

235 Year One undergraduates in the School of Health Sciences in 2016

UK league tables

Ranked 1st for Nursing in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 10th in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017

National Student Survey

• 96% of our students said staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2016)
• 95% of our students feel their communication skills have improved by studying their programme (National Student Survey 2016)

Why this subject?

Strengthen your career prospects. Benefit from our experience in delivering over 100 years of teaching across practical and professionally focused programmes.

Learn from experienced, registered, working practitioners. Our curriculum is developed and assessed by leading healthcare providers, including Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and the Christie, Manchester. Many such partners across the North West provide exciting placement opportunities.

Bring your learning to life through clinical experience. Gain a breadth of patient-focused practical experience in a region with a particularly diverse population, providing an invaluable insight to future roles.

Prepare for practice by studying with professionals from across the Health Sciences. Inter-professional modules reflect the multi-profession, team approach that you will encounter in today’s healthcare settings.