Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Veterinary Science (Aberystwyth)

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Course summary

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This degree is being offered in partnership with Aberystwyth University and the first two years of study will take place at Aberystwyth. Applications must be made to, and will be processed by, the RVC. Interviews will be held in Aberystwyth. This new degree is designed to meet the growing needs for competent practitioners to work in rural mixed practice. Through this comprehensive course you will acquire an understanding of the basic biological principles of normal body function, the ability to distinguish the pathological from the normal, prevent disease and safely manage the processes of animal production. You will explore opportunities to further veterinary knowledge through research and develop the expertise to diagnose and treat disease, alleviate suffering and develop the professional skills you will need to work and communicate effectively in practice. In the first two years, you will be based in the heart of Wales at Aberystwyth University, studying the biology underpinning veterinary sciences, acquiring basic farm animal, horse and companion animal handling and examination skills, and developing your communication, problem solving and team working skills. Aberystwyth University has a long history of animal health teaching and research and is committed to educational excellence. Welsh-speaking students will have the option of taking some parts of the course in Years 1 and 2 in Welsh. From your third year you will be based at RVC’s Hawkshead campus where you will acquire advanced knowledge and practical skills in clinical science. You will experience clinical practice at the RVC as well as private veterinary practice. Additionally, in your fourth or fifth year you will return to Aberystwyth University for specialist clinical training for a short period.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD105
Institution code R84
Campus nameAberystwyth University (Aber)
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A; A third subject of your choice at grade A (excluding General Studies). We also require a 'pass' in the science practical for each subject, where taking the English curriculum. A* grades are not required and predictions for A* will not give advantage at selection or offer stage over applicants predicted A. There is no third subject which is preferred by selectors or gives any special advantage in the selection process. Science and non-science subjects are treated equally for the third subject. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* The following Level 3 Extended Diplomas are accepted with specific unit requirements (see the website for details): Pearson 'Applied Science' or 'Applied Science (Biomedical Science)'; Pearson 'Animal Management'; City & Guilds 'Animal Management (Science)'.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction. You must achieve at least Merit in all other graded Level 3 credits.
Scottish Higher See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA in Biology and Chemistry. in addition to 5 Highers at AAAAB grades including: Biology; Chemistry; and at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics. Contextual Offers: Offers of AB in Biology and Chemistry will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 766 at Higher Level including: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice. Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score. Where candidates have not taken GCSE’s or an equivalent qualification prior to the IB, they will need a minimum of grade 5 in: SL Mathematics: Analysis and approaches SL English A Lang-Lit; and must also demonstrate competency in Physics. Mathematics: Applications and interpretation cannot be accepted in lieu of Mathematics: Analysis and approaches.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A Applicants who have achieved this qualification with grade A will be accepted with two A Levels: Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 including Biology and Chemistry. H1 required in one of these sciences. If not included in the above, H3/O3 is required in: English; Mathematics; Physics* *If Physics is not offered at your school/college, please contact Admissions.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 in three Principal Subjects: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 (Only in addition to other qualifications). A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 7 (A) including: Combined Science OR Biology and Chemistry. with at least a grade 6 (B) in: English Language; Mathematics; Physics (if taken as a separate GCSE). For Scottish applicants, and at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/vet-sci/bvsc-vet/#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Offer-holders will need to pass an Occupational Health assessment before enrolling onto the course.

Interview

All applicants to this course must attend an interview if invited and cannot receive an offer without attending an interview. Interviews will be held at Aberystwyth University in December - January and all applicants must ensure they are available during this time before applying. If invited, it might not be possible to rearrange an interview for a different date, so applicants must ensure they are available for interview before applying and inform us by email of any specific days within this time period when they are unavailable.

Other

All applicants must submit an online supplementary form by 15 October. The form must be submitted independently of, and in addition to, the UCAS application and the RVC/Aberystwyth will not contact applicants reminding them to submit the form before the deadline. The form will be available on the Aberystwyth website for the duration of the UCAS application window at the following page: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/vet-sci/ In the form, applicants will need to demonstrate that they meet our minimum work experience requirements of at least 70 hours (ten days) in a veterinary practice and a total of 70 hours in one or more non-clinical working environments with live animals (excl. the home environment/family business/pet ownership), with at least 35 in large animal (excluding horse riding and horse ownership/family farm). This must be completed within the 18 months directly preceding the 15 October application deadline. Work experience completed more than 18 months before the deadline will not be counted towards the requirements but can still be included on the form.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £19000* Year 1
International £36060* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Veterinary Science (Aberystwyth) at Royal Veterinary College, University of London - UCAS