Veterinary Science BVSc

Key information


  • Course length: 5 years
  • UCAS code: D100
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAA in three subjects: - Biology or human biology - Chemistry, or another academic science-related subject (Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Psychology) - A third subject of your choice* / IB : 36 / BTEC : Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management with DDD overall plus an AS level grade B in Chemistry (Please note: BTECs will not be accepted after 2020 entry)
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Career prospects

The vast majority of veterinary students find employment within six months of graduation. Most newly qualified vets choose to work in private veterinary practices. Others decide to work for animal charities, in laboratories, abattoirs, industry or the public health sector, and some pursue careers in research. Others go on to higher degrees, for example PhDs, or further studies in particular veterinary specialities.

Postgraduate opportunities

  • Veterinary Science MSc
  • Veterinary Science PhD/MPhil/DVSc
  • Bovine Reproduction DBR
  • RCVS/Certificate in Advance Veterinary Practice.

Qualifying you for life

Our programme offers considerable opportunities for you to learn, to practise and to be assessed in the following key transferable skills:

  • Adopt the principles of lifelong learning
  • Retrieve, manage and manipulate information by all means, including electronically
  • Present information clearly in written, electronic and oral forms, and communicate ideas and arguments effectively
  • Effectively manage time and resources and set priorities
  • Apply the principles of scientific research and audit
  • Study topics in depth
  • Deal with uncertainty and work within a changing environment
  • Teach effectively and act as a mentor to others
  • Work effectively within a team.