WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?
- Benefit from a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre
- Develop strong scientific knowledge in key biological sciences, biochemistry, vertebrate anatomy and physiology
- Gain robust data analysis and research skills needed for employment through project work and assessments
- Build vital experience through practical handling skills, extensive work placements and strong links with industry
- Research opportunities throughout the programme, University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
YEAR 1 • Animal Management • Principles in Biology • Anatomy and Physiology • Industrial Experience • Academic Skills • Analytical Techniques • Human Animal Interaction YEAR 2 • Population Biology • Applied Industrial Research • Industrial Development • Ethology and Ethics • Animal Health • Animal Management 2 • Nutrition YEAR 3 • Dissertation • Data Analysis • Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare • Applied Animal Health • Species Manipulation and Monitoring • Professional Industrial Development • Animal Industry and Trade
Assessment in Years 1 and 2 is primarily by exams and coursework which includes practical portfolios, laboratory reports, seminars and essays. Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted in Year 3. There are research opportunities throughout the programme, and University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
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 is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.
The minimum academic entry requirement for our BSc and FdSc Vet Nursing degree is 96 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points, dependent on your qualifications. Please see www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator. Applicants with non-standard or overseas qualifications, previous learning towards a degree level course or work experience in a relevant subject area may also be considered. If you have a question about the academic requirements, please email [email protected]
Additional entry requirements
GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in any of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.ielts.org/about-ielts/ielts-for-migration/united-kingdom|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI|
|PTE Academic||60||Minimum score of 60 or higher in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) www.pearsonpte.com/selt-tests/pte-academic-ukvi|
We will also accept the following qualification: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT - minimum score of 33/50 in each of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening (CEFR B2) https://www.languagecert.org/en/uk-visa-exams/study-in-the-uk
Please email [email protected] for details
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9800||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.