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Harper and Keele Veterinary School

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

UCAS Code: D100

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery – BVetMS

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

•Grade A in Biology or Chemistry •A second science subject at grade A (including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Statistics) •A third subject of your choice at grade B (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking and a second maths subject if used as a science above)

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Pass with 45 level 3 credits at Distinction. Diplomas must be science based and include: •A minimum of 15 level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry •An additional 15 level 3 credits in a second science subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades at A/7 or above including: •Science and Additional Science (or Biology and Chemistry) With at least a grade B/6 in: •English Language •Mathematics •Physics (if taken as a separate GCSE) Scottish National 5 qualifications are considered as the alternative.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

*6, 6, 6 at Higher Level, including Biology or Chemistry *A second science subject *A third subject of your choice *A minimum of 5, 5, 5 in Standard Levels

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

H2,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

•6 x H2 or •1 x H1, 4 x H2, 1 x H3 To include Biology and Chemistry (one of which must be at least H2)

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

D*D*D*

Animal Management with Science with at least a Distinction in the following units: ?Animal Biology ?Animal Health and Diseases ?Advanced Animal Nutrition ?Animal Breeding and Genetics •Applied Science (all routes) with at least four from the following optional units: ?Physiology of Human Body Systems ?Human Regulation and Reproduction ?Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways ?Genetics and Genetic Engineering ?Diseases and Infections ?Applications of Inorganic Chemistry ?Applications of Organic Chemistry

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D*

Will be accepted in lieu of a 3rd A level. You will still require *Two A levels at Grade A, including Biology or Chemistry *Another science (which may include either of the above)

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

•AA in Advanced Higher in Biology or Chemistry plus •AABBB minimum at Higher level, to include Biology and Chemistry

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

•AA in Advanced Higher in Biology or Chemistry plus •AABBB minimum at Higher level, to include Biology and Chemistry

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

A

We will accept the Welsh Baccalaureate if taken in lieu of a third A level. You will still require: Two A levels at Grade A, including Biology or Chemistry plus another science (which may include either of the above)

UCAS Tariff

112-147

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

The world of veterinary medicine has always attracted some of the brightest and most able students - brought together by a desire to work with animals and a concern for animal welfare.The careers are varied across the clinical and non-clinical sector. Practising vets can focus on the small animal, equine or farm sectors where advances in animal science and technology are transforming both disease prevention and treatment. But career options in the non-clinical veterinary sector are also growing – with exciting avenues opening up in education, innovation and working collaboratively across animal and human health.

A changing industry demands that the vets of tomorrow graduate with not only first rate clinical skills, but a broader set of capabilities. They need to be good communicators with a sound understanding of business. They also need to be confident and resilient first opinion practitioners – who have benefited during their training from access to a wide variety of extramural study placements in industry.These factors have combined to convince Harper Adams University and Keele University that the time is right to create a vet school that meets the challenges of today’s veterinary industry. Harper Adams has a strong pedigree in animal sciences, veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy, whilst Keele has a long history in the life sciences and human medicine. Both institutions are well recognised for their strength in employability, student satisfaction and first class teaching. The unique two-centre School will provide students with the opportunity to take advantage of two institutions with a common commitment to excellence but complementary skill sets and resources.

The clinical training will follow a distributed model of delivery and a range of approved third party veterinary practices have agreed to provide clinical placements. As is the norm with Veterinary Schools, the teaching week is intensive for the students, who can expect around 28 hours per week of contact time. Students also need to complete extra mural studies gaining hands on practical experience, and so the total study year ranges from 35-45 weeks a year across the five year programme.

Due to the vocational nature and focus of the students, all modules have been created for the programme and are exclusive to it:
•Extensive use is made of the farm and companion animals on site at Harper Adams as well as state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and clinical skills rooms at both Harper and Keele
•Small group teaching facilitates the development of confidence in practical skills
•The curriculum will incorporate case studies from early in the first year
•In the final 2 clinical years of the programme, vets from referral centres provide keynote lectures, tutorials and practical classes, based on their current and ongoing experience in practice providing our students with real world experience and knowledge for their future careers
•Clinical teaching takes place not only in a hospital setting with the unusual or difficult cases, but also in practices where management of the everyday case is the primary focus

Students will be equally split between home sites, with lectures simultaneously live-streamed to the other site. Students spend full days on either campus, mostly at their 'home' site, with travel days to the other site limited to the need to access specialist facilities, typically in the region of four days a month. The final year will be mostly spent on clinical rotations, with individual days or weeks back at the home site for tutorials. EMS can take place anywhere in the country, whereas final year university controlled clinical rotations will predominantly take place within easy travelling distance from either home site.

A shuttle bus service is provided for Vet School students allowing them to travel free of charge and safely between the two institutions in order to access timetabled classes.

Modules

Information on the course modules can be found at https://www.harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk/study/432/veterinary-medicine-and-surgery/

Assessment methods

Information on assessment methods will be available at https://www.harperkeelevetschool.ac.uk/ in due course

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£19,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£33,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

Harper and Keele Veterinary School

Department:

Veterinary Medicine

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