Bioveterinary Sciences with Foundation at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Gain the expertise to succeed in an animal-related career with our BSc Bioveterinary Sciences with Foundation degree. This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into our three-year BSc Bioveterinary Sciences course. The foundation year will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed at university. You’ll develop core skills in academic study, writing, mathematics, and research, as well as subject-specific skills in biology, ecology and sustainability. You’ll gain a solid grounding in biosciences and an understanding of animal function from molecular to whole-animal level. Your studies will cover:

  • cell biology
  • biochemistry
  • physiology of body systems
  • health, welfare, and behaviour sciences
  • nutritional sciences.
You will learn how to apply this knowledge in the management of animal health and welfare in a range of settings, including farms, zoos, and domestic households. You’ll also gain vital transferable skills – including team-working, problem-solving, data-handling and statistical analysis skills – which are highly regarded and sought after by employers. For more information, please visit the programme page:


The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2025/26. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course:

  • Mathematics Foundation
  • Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics
  • Bioveterinary Science in Practice 1
  • Veterinary Health and Disease
  • Animal Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition 2
The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available in the summer of 2024. We suggest that you regularly revisit our course page during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme. Check our website for more details about the course structure.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £29950 Year 1
International £29950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Bioveterinary Sciences with Foundation at University of Reading - UCAS