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Veterinary Science (Royal Veterinary College - RVC)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A; A third subject of your choice at grade A (excluding General Studies). We also require a 'pass' in the science practical for each subject, where taking the English curriculum. A* grades are not required and predictions for A* will not give advantage at selection or offer stage over applicants predicted A. There is no third subject which is preferred by selectors or gives any special advantage in the selection process. Science and non-science subjects are treated equally for the third subject. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction. You must achieve at least Merit in all other graded Level 3 credits.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

in three Principal Subjects: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

(Only in addition to other qualifications). A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 7 (A) including: Combined Science OR Biology and Chemistry or Science and Additional Science. with at least a grade 6 (B) in: English Language OR Welsh Language (with grade 4 in the other language if both are taken) Mathematics; Physics (if taken as a separate GCSE). For Scottish applicants, and at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics.

666 at Higher Level including: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice. Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score. Where candidates have not taken GCSE’s or an equivalent qualification prior to the IB, they will need a minimum of grade 5 in: SL Mathematics: Analysis and approaches SL English A Lang-Lit (or grade 6 in English B) and must also demonstrate competency in Physics. Mathematics: Applications and interpretation cannot be accepted in lieu of Mathematics: Analysis and approaches.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

including Biology and Chemistry. H1 required in one of these sciences. If not included in the above, O3 is required in: English; Mathematics; Physics* * where Physics is not available at Leaving Cert level, we'll consider a high grade in Junior Cert Science.

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

D*D*D*

The following Level 3 Extended Diplomas are accepted with specific unit requirements (see the website for details): Pearson 'Applied Science' or 'Applied Science (Biomedical Science)'; Pearson 'Animal Management'; City & Guilds 'Animal Management (Science)'.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

In Biology and Chemistry. in addition to 5 Highers at AAAAB grades including: Biology; Chemistry; and at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics. Contextual Offers: Offers of AB in Biology and Chemistry will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

Applicants who achieve the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate with grade A will be accepted with two A Levels: Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

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112-144

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Veterinary medicine

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS RUN JOINTLY WITH THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE (RVC) AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE VIA THE UCAS RVC COURSE LISTING**
**Any enquiries regarding the course content should be directed to [email protected] / 01970 621646 and enquiries about the admissions procedure should be directed to [email protected]**

This degree is being offered in partnership with Aberystwyth University and the first two years of study will take place at Aberystwyth. Applications must be made to, and will be processed by, the RVC. Interviews will be held in Aberystwyth.

This degree is designed to meet the growing needs for competent practitioners to work in rural mixed practice. Through this comprehensive course you will acquire an understanding of the basic biological principles of normal body function, the ability to distinguish the pathological from the normal, prevent disease and safely manage the processes of animal production. You will explore opportunities to further veterinary knowledge through research and develop the expertise to diagnose and treat disease, alleviate suffering and develop the professional skills you will need to work and communicate effectively in practice.

In the first two years, you will be based in the heart of Wales at Aberystwyth University, studying the biology underpinning veterinary sciences, acquiring basic farm animal, horse and companion animal handling and examination skills, and developing your communication, problem solving and team working skills. Aberystwyth University has a long history of animal health teaching and research and is committed to educational excellence. Welsh-speaking students will have the option of taking some parts of the course in Years 1 and 2 in Welsh.

From your third year you will be based at RVC’s Hawkshead campus where you will acquire advanced knowledge and practical skills in clinical science. You will experience clinical practice at the RVC as well as private veterinary practice. Additionally, in your fourth or fifth year you will return to Aberystwyth University for specialist clinical training for a short period.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Life Sciences

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