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Course summary

The course is designed to allow specialisation in one of four defined pathways up to Postgraduate Certificate level, before moving into the MSc programme, with the aim of developing and conducting a piece of research in a specialist area of practice. Our award titles have been developed to include a range of specialist areas, drawing upon the expertise of our industry-active academics and encompassing contributions from guest lecturers and researchers. Flexible learning All compulsory delivery is flexible and online, with optional study days at weekends providing opportunities to access our world-class facilities and meet with fellow students and staff face-to-face. The course can be tailored to fit around your existing commitments, with options to complete in three to seven years. Students completing any of these pathways are are eligible to achieve the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ (RCVS) Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing once all requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate have been achieved (applicants from outside the United Kingdom will be required to check their eligibility for this award). This requires enrolment directly with RCVS at the start of the course; see ’Fees and Funding’ for more. Entry requirements A typical offer for our MSc Advanced Veterinary Nursing course is a BSc in Veterinary Nursing or a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Applicants must be a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurse or Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse. Duration Part-time: this Pathway has been designed to take three years to complete. However, options can be tailored to suit your needs, enabling you to complete your qualification within the maximum study times, which are as follows: Postgraduate Certificate: One to three years MSc: Three to seven years

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through a combination of written exams, coursework, oral assessments and written assignments. All modules will include a mixture of assessment types. Feedback will be provided in written form, with the option for follow-up discussions with academic staff.


How to apply

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students and accept international qualifications at equivalent levels to the above. You may also need to evidence proficiency in English language. Only applicants who are RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurses are eligible to gain the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing

Entry requirements

A typical offer for our MSc Advanced Veterinary Nursing course is a BSc in Veterinary Nursing or Equine Veterinary Nursing, or a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or Equine Veterinary Nursing. Applicants must be a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurse or Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10900 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10900 Whole course
Scotland £10900 Whole course
Wales £10900 Whole course
Channel Islands £10900 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £10900 Whole course
EU £18750 Whole course
International £18750 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please look at the Course Information Sheet found on our website (www.hartpury.ac.uk) for a full breakdown of all course-related costs.

Sponsorship information

Develop your specialism as an advanced nursing practitioner in your chosen field whilst enhancing your skills and knowledge. This online MSc allows Registered Veterinary Nurses to combine working in practice with completing a master’s qualification, with opportunities to complete a Postgraduate Certificate across a shorter period of study. The course is designed to allow specialisation in one of four defined pathways up to Postgraduate Certificate level, before moving into the MSc programme, with the aim of developing and conducting a piece of research in a specialist area of practice. Our award titles have been developed to include a range of specialist areas, drawing upon the expertise of our industry-active academics and encompassing contributions from guest lecturers and researchers.

Advanced Veterinary Nursing at Hartpury University - UCAS