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Aberystwyth University

Veterinary Biosciences

UCAS Code: D906

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,C,C

To include B in A-level Biology.

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-28

With 5 points in Biology at Higher Level.

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

DDM-DMM

With a specified subject

UCAS Tariff

128-104

To include B in A-level Biology.

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pre-clinical veterinary medicine

Veterinary Biosciences is a course dedicated to the biology underpinning veterinary medicine. You will explore the biology of farm animals, horses and companion animals. This degree programme will also provide a suitable pathway to a veterinary medicine course, with other exciting career options including veterinary laboratory diagnostician, nutritionist or animal health researcher.

You will be taught by veterinary surgeons and world-class veterinary scientists. We have a well-established collaboration with the Wales Veterinary Science Centre and other organisations allowing you to understand the wider veterinary field.

The department has over 1000ha of farmland, including lowland and upland sheep farms, a 500 cow dairy herd, intensive and extensive beef production systems and an equine centre. Learn and Live in an exceptional environment where you will have marine, moorland, mountain, grassland and coast right on your doorstep. You will be a student in a department that has fantastic modern laboratories, dissection rooms and microscopy suites on campus.

On this course, students will complete practicals involving molecular, cellular, anatomical and behavioural aspects of veterinary health. During the three years of this course, you will study topics such as the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, animal handling, genetics and related diseases, microbiology, biochemistry of life, domestic animal nutrition, treatment and diseases of cat, dog and exotic pets, animal behaviour and welfare to name a few. We also offer students the option to explore areas such as Equine and large stock animals.

If you're interested in enhancing your career prospects after graduation, then our sister course BSc Veterinary Biosciences with integrated year in industry (D907) will be of interest to you. Our sister course is identical to this course D906, however, you will have an additional year to undertake a paid or unpaid work experience placement in an industry relating to this degree.

This degree programme will also provide a suitable pathway to a veterinary medicine course, with other exciting career options including veterinary laboratory diagnostician, nutritionist or animal health researcher.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£15,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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