Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics at Royal Veterinary College, University of London - UCAS

Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The BSc Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics is a full-time three-year undergraduate degree. The course builds on the scientific excellence of our BSc Biological Sciences programme and is taught by staff from our outstanding Animal Welfare, Science and Ethics group. The group works closely with farmers, animal owners, policy makers and welfare charities. This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

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  • Royal Society of Biology

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeD390
Institution code R84
Campus namemain site
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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 CCC - ABB EITHER: ABB including Biology or Chemistry at grade A OR: BBB including: Biology or Chemistry; Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths; A third subject of your choice (excluding General Studies). Contextual Offers: Offers of a grade below in each subject will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria, i.e. a BBB offer would become CCC for WP students and an ABB offer would become BCC for WP students. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The following Level 3 Extended Diplomas are accepted with specific unit requirements (see the RVC website for details): Pearson 'Applied Science' or 'Applied Science (Biomedical Science)'; Pearson 'Animal Management with Science'; City & Guilds 'Animal Management (Science)'.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 30 credits Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction OR 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction, and with Merits achieved in all other Level 3 modules.
Scottish Higher See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB - CC EITHER: Chemistry or Biology at grade A; Another subject of your choice at grade B OR: Biology or Chemistry at grade B; Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at grade B. In addition to: 5 Highers at grade B and at least National 5 grade B in: English; Mathematics; Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Contextual Offers: Offers of a grade below in each subject will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria, i.e. a BB offer would become CC for WP students and an AB offer would become BC for WP students. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme EITHER: 655 at Higher Level including Biology or Chemistry at grade 6 OR: 555 at Higher Level including: Biology or Chemistry; Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; One other subject of your choice. Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score. Where candidates have not taken GCSEs or an equivalent qualification prior to IB, they will need a minimum of grade 5 in: SL Mathematics; SL English A Lang-Lit. Candidates from outside the UK may sit a separate English language test such as IELTS in place of the English A requirement above. Mathematical Studies and English A Literature or English B cannot be accepted in lieu of our English Language and Mathematics requirements, but can be taken on top of existing qualifications that meet our requirements.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B - C Applicants who have achieved this qualification with grade B will be accepted with two A Levels, including: EITHER: Biology or Chemistry at grade A; Another subject of your choice (excluding General Studies) at grade B OR: Biology or Chemistry at grade B; Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths at grade B. Contextual Offers: Offers of a grade below in each subject will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria, i.e. a BB + B in Welsh Bacc. offer would become CC + C in Welsh Bacc. for WP students and an AB + B in Welsh Bacc. offer would become BC + C in Welsh Bacc. for WP students. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 H2, H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 including: Biology or Chemistry; Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. If not included in the above, O3 is required in: A second natural science (i.e. Biology, Chemistry or Physics); English; Mathematics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M1, M2, M2 - M2, M2, M2 EITHER: M1, M2, M2 in three Principal Subjects including Biology or Chemistry at grade M1 OR: M2, M2, M2 in three Principal subjects including: Biology or Chemistry; Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths; One other subject of your choice.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/bsc-animal-behaviour-and-welfare#tab-entry-requirements


English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £10500* Year 1
International £19130* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics at Royal Veterinary College, University of London - UCAS