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Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Veterinary Nursing

UCAS Code: D313

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including Biology at grade B. We also require a 'pass' in the science practical for each subject, where taking the English curriculum. Two AS Levels at relevant grades would be accepted in place of one of the further (non-Biology) A Level subjects. General Studies is not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of: 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Merit or higher; 9 further Level 3 credits at Merit or higher.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,P1

in three Principal Subjects including Biology at grade M2.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

(Only in addition to other qualifications). A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) including: Mathematics and at least grade 6 (B) in: English Language; 6-5 in Combined Science or BC in Science (Double Award) or 6/B in one of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science or Additional Science. For Scottish applicants: A minimum of five National 5s at grade C including: Mathematics and at least grade B in: English and Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Pass the IB Diploma with 544 in the Higher Level subjects, including Biology at grade 5. Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score. Where candidates have not taken GCSEs or an equivalent qualification prior to the IB, they will need: SL Mathematics at grade 4 SL English A Lang-Lit at grade 5. Mathematical Studies cannot be accepted in lieu of Mathematics. For those starting in 2019 and completing the IB Diploma in 2021 we require SL Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches to be taken in place of SL Mathematics. We will not accept SL Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation.

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

H3,H4,H4,H4,H5

including Biology at H3. If not achieved at H4 as part if the above, O3 required in: English. If not achieved as part of the above, O4 required in: Mathematics.

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

DDM

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C

including Biology at grade B in addition to: 3 Highers at grade C or above and at least five National 5s at grade C including: Mathematics and at least grade B in: English; Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.

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

C

Applicants who have achieved this qualification with grade C will be accepted with two A Levels, including: Biology at grade B; Another subject of your choice (excl. General Studies) at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

88-104

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Veterinary nursing

The BSc Veterinary Nursing programme is a full-time four-year course designed to produce veterinary nurses who have the knowledge and skills to make a significant contribution to animal health and welfare. You will complete 2100 hours of practical training within the first three foundation years of the programme, where you have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within a real-life environment. At the end of this period (providing you have met the assessment requirements), you will achieve your professional veterinary nursing qualification, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). During your final year, you will undertake a research project on an area of clinical interest and choose from a range of innovative modules taught by RVC nurse educators and world-renowned clinicians from the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. This is a challenging degree course that delivers a broad programme of learning, and offers a fascinating introduction to veterinary nursing.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£10,500
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,190
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

Royal Veterinary College

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
med
Veterinary nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in veterinary sciences

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

100%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
4%
Male students
96%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Animal care and control services
13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians

Very few students study this subject, so there isn’t a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do or to have a look on their website.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Veterinary sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

£35k

£35k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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