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Who studies animals? If you enjoy being with animals, whether they are pets, livestock or more exotic species, care about their health and welfare and want to know why they behave as they do, we have a course for you. There are currently around 300 people studying animal courses at Harper Adams, and that figure is rising steadily. Do I need experience of working with animals? Yes. As these courses are vocational you will need some practical experience preferably with both large animals (farm livestock or horses) and companion (pet) animals. It is also an advantage if you have worked with animals as a group (on a farm or in stables/kennels, for instance) as well as individual animals such as your own pets, or in a veterinary surgery. Obviously we don’t expect you to have worked with every species, but the more experience you have acquired by the start of the course, the more meaningful the lectures will be and the more you will get out of your studies.
- Please note that for 2021 entry onwards, this course will have the revised title of BSc (Hons) Veterinary Bioscience. The course content and structure remains unchanged.
A wide range of assessment methods are used. Depending on the module these include examination, assignments, practical spot-tests and presentations.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 112 points||From 3 A2 passes|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 30 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||Pass with 28 overall with Biology passed with 5 at higher level|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept the Welsh Baccalaureate as equivalent to a full A level. For further information please contact the Admissions team.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||AABB under previous system|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science.|
Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and a Science. An understanding of a biological science based subject, for example Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science or Physical Education would be preferable. We would welcome applications from candidates offering other evidence of their suitability for this programme. When combining qualifications, no more than one Subsidiary Diploma will be considered alongside A levels (2 A levels for BSc and 1 A level for FdSc) Applicants are encouraged to gain around 6 weeks relevant work experience with animals before the start of the course.
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Additional entry requirements
This course is eligible for the Harper Adams Excellence and Opportunity Scheme. This Scheme recognises and rewards a limited number of applicants whose academic performance to date and anticipated level three achievements, when considered against the normal entry requirements, are excellent. Eligible applicants will receive an Unconditional offer, that is with no conditions attached. Applicants who also qualify for the Access to Harper Scheme on the basis of disadvantage will be assessed against a slightly lower threshold of ‘excellence’ so that their prior performance is judged in line with the offer grade adjustment, which is normally by one grade.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|