University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

Veterinary Biosciences

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Course summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a research-led curriculum focused on animal health, where you can select modules tailored to your interests, including animal behaviour, animal ecology and animal nutrition.
  • Access our £10 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory, microscopy suites and pathology laboratories, to enhance your practical skills and use equipment found in research facilities.
  • Gain industry experience through our Professional Training placements, where you can work in one of our partner laboratories across the world.
  • Learn from lecturers who are active researchers and apply their findings to your teaching.
  • Join the 97% of our biosciences and medicine graduates who go on to employment or further study.*
What you will study In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to veterinary biosciences, including biochemistry, cell biology, evolutionary origins of biodiversity, genetics, microbiology, and veterinary anatomy and physiology, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. During your second year, you’ll get the option to learn about the pathogenesis of major human diseases, gain an understanding of endocrinology, including the role of individual hormones, delve deeper into animal evolution and comparative biology, and study animal and plant ecology. In your third year, you’ll study animal infectious diseases, exploring the approaches to controlling these and the impact these have on human health and safety, in addition to veterinary immunology, unpicking the anatomy of various animal species and exploring their immune responses. You’ll also select four modules, exploring topics such as animal behaviour, animal diversity, epidemiology of infectious diseases and food security. You’ll also complete a research project, bringing together all the practical, analytical, and presentation skills you’ve developed.

Course details

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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D301
Institution code:
S85
Campus name:
Stag Hill
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
70%
Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2022/23

Sponsorship information

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

Veterinary Biosciences at University of Surrey - UCAS