University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Veterinary Nursing

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Course summary

Whether you are already working in the industry and want to take the next step in your career, or you are just beginning your professional life, this course gives you a unique blend of academic study, work based learning and skills development. You will gain a practical nursing clinical competency based on an underpinning knowledge of veterinary nursing practice. This will enable you to pursue a career providing nursing care for sick and injured animals plus you will become eligible for entry onto the veterinary nurses ' register (subject to RCVS conditions). The course is a theoretical and practical course, so you get lots of first hand experience of what you have learnt in the classroom. Experts from the field of animal care and veterinary nursing deliver guest lectures, and you will take part in discussion forums and group work. Assessment will be through group critiques, projects, portfolio of work, presentations, reports and external examinations. You will spend a minimum of 60 weeks (2,100 hours) in a registered veterinary training practice. Your time here will be subject to assessment and will contribute to completion of your professional nursing log.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N231
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Coleg Gwent (Usk)
Campus code:
K

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent). Applicant must have 2 weeks work placement in a small animal veterinary centre prior to course commencement.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
International £12300 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Veterinary Nursing at University of South Wales - UCAS