Veterinary Science (Royal Veterinary College - RVC) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS

Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Royal Veterinary College, Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Veterinary Science (Royal Veterinary College - RVC)

Course summary

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS RUN JOINTLY WITH THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE (RVC) AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE VIA THE UCAS RVC COURSE LISTING Any enquiries regarding the course content should be directed to [email protected] / 01970 621646 and enquiries about the admissions procedure should be directed to [email protected] 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 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.

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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in Mathematics and/or Science at GCSE (or equivalent).

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All firm offer holders are required to complete a criminal convictions declaration before enrolling on to this course.

Health checks

Offer-holders will need to pass an Occupational Health assessment before enrolling onto the course. Applicants should also read the RCVS' guidance on Day One Competencies:


All applicants to this course must attend an interview if invited and cannot receive an offer without attending an interview. Interviews will usually 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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 .

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Veterinary Science (Royal Veterinary College - RVC) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS