Extended degree programmes are a means of accessing degree study should you not meet the entry requirements for honours degree programmes. The extended degree in Veterinary Bioscience provides a preparatory year for students hoping to progress to veterinary bioscience, veterinary nursing or veterinary physiotherapy degrees. Candidates will be assessed at the end of their first year of study and progress to either an ordinary degree (BSc Veterinary Bioscience only), or Honours Degree (BSc Hons) in a range of related subjects . Progression will be based on prior qualifications, preparatory year performance and for some routes a fitness to practice assessment. 5 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A four year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option. Please note this course DOES NOT provide a route through to studying Veterinary Medicine at the joint Harper & Keele Veterinary School. Please see course XD01 for this option.
A wide range of assessment methods are used. Depending on the module these include examination, assignments, practical spot-tests and presentations.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm
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Additional entry requirements
Interviews will take place either on campus or virtually taking into account any Covid-19 restrictions or government advice in place at the time.
Progression criteria: To progress onto BSc (Hons) Veterinary Bioscience from this course, students will need to achieve at least 60% overall with no additional requirements. To progress onto BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing from this course, students will need to achieve at least 60% overall and have completed 4 weeks work experience in a Veterinary Practice. Students will also need to have completed a Fitness to Practice assessment prior to enrolment. To progress onto BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy from this course, students will need to achieve at least 60% overall. Students will also need to have A2 Biology at grade C and completed at least 4 weeks relevant work experience prior to starting the course. Please note this course DOES NOT provide a route through to studying Veterinary Medicine at the joint Harper & Keele Veterinary School. Please see course XD01 for this option
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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