Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry)

The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
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Course summary

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is the UK's top school accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), as ranked by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We have invested more than £100 million on the development of our Easter Bush campus, including a £42 million state-of-the-art teaching facility. Our programmes are fully accredited, allowing graduates to practise in the UK, EU, North America, Australasia and beyond. National student data shows 92 per cent of our students are satisfied with the programme quality and 93 per cent gain employment within six months of graduating. (Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 2015). Veterinary medicine at Edinburgh mixes the best traditions with award-winning, progressive teaching. Our outstanding hospitals and teaching facilities provide an excellent environment to develop your practical and clinical skills. We offer many opportunities to take part in biological research as part of our vibrant research community. You will learn valuable communication, team-building and management skills and keep a personal and professional development portfolio throughout the BVM&S programme to record elements of study in the professional and clinical skills course. In addition to clinical training, the programme provides an excellent foundation for a career in fields such as academia, research or industry. The graduate entry programme (GEP) is a four-year programme which allows graduates with a relevant first degree in a biological or animal science subject to attain a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree and register as a veterinary surgeon.

Course details

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 codeD102
Institution code E56
Campus nameCentral area campus
Campus code-

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 Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

A 2:1 honours degree in a biological or animal science subject. Subjects studied and gained to a high standard MUST include Biology/Zoology, Physics, Biochemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and Mathematics/Statistics. Genetics, Microbiology and Cellular Biology are also strongly recommended. Graduates with a science degree but with not enough key core science subjects covered and achieved at a high enough standard for the 4-year Graduate Entry Programme, will be considered for the 5-year only. Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes your personal statement and your reference. The University has a responsibility to ensure that students studying on a programme that involves practical training in a clinical environment, and that leads to a professional registerable qualification, are fit to practise. This is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the profession the student wishes to enter. Students will be provided with further information on admission.

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

All holders of unconditional firm offers are required to complete a health questionnaire prior to entry to the programme, regardless of whether a disability or health condition was declared on application or not.



Applicants should provide detailed information on their practical experience (number of days/week spent and species worked with) in the appropriate section of their UCAS form. Candidates should be aware that the selectors can only take into account work already undertaken and not work planned. Applicants may receive an offer conditional on gaining further specified work experience. All UCAS candidates are required to complete and return a Work Experience Summary form (WES) to the Admissions Office prior to the deadline of 22 October. Please note that applications submitted without a WES will be considered incomplete.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £32850 Year 1
England £32850 Year 1
Northern Ireland £32850 Year 1
Wales £32850 Year 1
EU £32850 Year 1
Scotland £32850 Year 1
International £32850 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students will pay this fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information
Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS