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Veterinary Medicine and Science

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Overall: AAB We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required subjects: Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 39 at Distinction and 6 at Merit. Required subjects: This must include 15 credits in Biology and and 15 credits in Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Extended Project

A

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSE subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Overall: 34 Required subjects: HL6/SL7 in Biology and Chemistry. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

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

DDD

Overall: DDD in a Science or Animal related subject and A level Chemistry grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Overall: AAB Required subjects: Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Overall: AAABB Required subjects: Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

Overall: Pass overall with AAB from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Required subjects: A level Biology grade A and Chemistry grade A. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. GCSE or Equivalent: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).

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136-160

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Veterinary medicine

**Why choose this course**
- Study a hands-on curriculum, designed in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes, where you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of companion, production, equine, laboratory animals, and exotic and wildlife species.

- Access our multi-million pound facilities, including our Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre and Veterinary Pathology Centre, to practise anaesthesia, catheterisation, dissection, perform a necropsy and more.

- Spend your final year completing intramural clinical placements (IMS) to develop an awareness of working as a veterinary professional in a clinical environment, under the supervision of qualified professionals.

- Learn from lecturers who are registered veterinary practitioners and researchers, in addition to a multidisciplinary team of veterinary specialists from our partner organisations.

- Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to work as veterinary surgeon once you’ve graduated.

**What you will study**
On this course, created in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes, including Marwell Zoo, you’ll learn about different body systems, covering all common companion, equine and production animal (regular and intensive) species, in addition to wildlife and exotic species.

In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to veterinary medicine, including anatomy, animal husbandry, cells and genes, physiology and the concept of professionalism, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. During your second year, you’ll learn about epidemiology, infectious diseases, and pathology, using clinical case studies and a ‘One Health’ approach.

In your third year, you’ll delve deeper into clinical medicine and surgery, diagnostic techniques, pharmacology, and scientific communication. You’ll also get the opportunity to work alongside a supervisor to conduct your own scientific research project, critically evaluating protocols, data and literature.

During your fourth year, your modules will be split by species and you’ll specialise further in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care, contemporary issues in veterinary medicine, and zoological medicine. You’ll take part in hands-on practical workshops. Each week you’ll focus on a different topic, including critical care and triage medicine, dentistry, how to administer medications and neutering. You’ll work in small groups under the supervision of trained staff.

In your fifth year, you’ll complete intramural clinical placements to further your knowledge, competences, attributes and skills.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK:
To apply for a Student Visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to not risk its status as a Student sponsor.

Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will issued in accordance with the Visa Sponsorship and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

The Uni


Course location:

Stag Hill

Department:

FHMS - School of Veterinary Medicine

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What students say


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Veterinary medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Veterinary medicine and dentistry

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

80%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


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