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Veterinary Nursing

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

UCAS Code: D470 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include a literary subject (preferably English) and one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

National 5 Maths, English and a Science are required at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

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

H2,H2,H3,H3

To include a literary subject (preferably English) and one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include a literary subject (preferably English) and one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

UCAS Tariff

108-112

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Veterinary nursing

This course is subject to validation.

Throughout the course you will develop skills from a combination of academic study and clinical placement with an approved veterinary practice which much be achieved to allow for registration as a qualified Veterinary Nurse. You will learn the veterinary nursing competencies required to undertake practical patient care and theatre duties. Regular clinical skills labs will prepare you for practical clinical examinations. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary nursing by studying a wide range of subjects incorporating anatomy, physiology, nursing skills, pharmacology, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, theatre and surgical practice and animal welfare and behaviour. Much of your third year will be spent on a placement in an approved veterinary practice.

This course is highly competitive. Relevant veterinary work experience and a good personal statement are essential. We also recommend you attend an on-campus Open Day to find out more, prior to application.

This course will allow you to graduate as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) which is the professional qualification required to practice as a veterinary nurse in the UK.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£7,500
per year
England
£7,500
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Republic of Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Barony

Aberdeen

Department:

Veterinary Nursing

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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.

67%
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.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
40%
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

67%
Library resources
60%
IT resources
57%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
3%
Male students
97%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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.

£22,052
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Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Elementary agricultural occupations
19%
Agricultural and related trades
11%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

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.

Agriculture, food and related studies

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

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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Lower entry requirements
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