University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate

Veterinary Medicine and Science

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Course summary

Why choose this course

  • Study a hands-on curriculum, designed in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes, where you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of companion, production, equine, laboratory animals, and exotic and wildlife species.
  • Access our multi-million pound facilities, including our Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre and Veterinary Pathology Centre, to practise anaesthesia, catheterisation, dissection, perform a necropsy and more.
  • Spend your final year completing intramural clinical placements (IMS) to develop an awareness of working as a veterinary professional in a clinical environment, under the supervision of qualified professionals.
  • Learn from lecturers who are registered veterinary practitioners and researchers, in addition to a multidisciplinary team of veterinary specialists from our partner organisations.
  • Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to work as veterinary surgeon once you’ve graduated.
What you will study On this course, created in collaboration with our partnership of veterinary practices and scientific research institutes, including Marwell Zoo, you’ll learn about different body systems, covering all common companion, equine and production animal (regular and intensive) species, in addition to wildlife and exotic species. In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to veterinary medicine, including anatomy, animal husbandry, cells and genes, physiology and the concept of professionalism, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree. During your second year, you’ll learn about epidemiology, infectious diseases, and pathology, using clinical case studies and a ‘One Health’ approach. In your third year, you’ll delve deeper into clinical medicine and surgery, diagnostic techniques, pharmacology, and scientific communication. You’ll also get the opportunity to work alongside a supervisor to conduct your own scientific research project, critically evaluating protocols, data and literature. During your fourth year, your modules will be split by species and you’ll specialise further in anaesthesia, surgery and patient care, contemporary issues in veterinary medicine, and zoological medicine. You’ll take part in hands-on practical workshops. Each week you’ll focus on a different topic, including critical care and triage medicine, dentistry, how to administer medications and neutering. You’ll work in small groups under the supervision of trained staff. In your fifth year, you’ll complete intramural clinical placements to further your knowledge, competences, attributes and skills.

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

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

Application codes

Course code:
D100
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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Other

You are expected to have completed at least four weeks' animal-related work experience, including a week in general veterinary practice. Experience could include farm, stable yard, kennels, rescue centre, research laboratory or abattoir work. All work experience must be completed before 15 January 2021 and only official references in the formats outlined in the advice below can be accepted.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)77.0 overall with 7.0 in each element

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

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


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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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

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