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Course summary

This ‘top up route’ is designed for students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. You will undertake extended and advanced Level 6 modules to develop clinical nursing knowledge for modern practice. The programme may enable you to develop your knowledge in preparation for specialist certificates in teaching and learning, and business management. Please note applicants will need to have either fulfilled the regulatory framework and have already Registered as a Veterinary Nurse or be eligible to apply to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses. The programme is intended to provide extension and challenge to Level 5 qualified RCVS accredited Veterinary Nurses.


Modules: Research Project Advanced Nursing Care of Exotic Animal Species Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Education Leadership and Clinical Supervision Consult Nursing and Veterinary Client Support

Assessment method

Assessments may include: coursework, time constrained assessments, presentations, Viva - Voce, continual assessments, practical assessments

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

55% (merit) or above in your Veterinary Nursing Foundation Degree to study our BSc (Hons) and be registered as a Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Additional entry requirements


This ‘top up route’ is designed for students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the fee status of each applicant will be assessed prior to any offer being made (Home Fee or Overseas/International Fee). Where required further information may be requested to ensure the correct fee status is allocated. For further information about on studying in the UK and fee status, please visit UKCISA.
Veterinary Nursing (top-up) at University Centre Askham Bryan - UCAS