Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Veterinary Nursing (Top Up) (Huntingdon)

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Course summary

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.Overview Veterinary nurses work alongside veterinary surgeons providing nursing care to a variety of animals and making a real difference to the lives of animals and pets. Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified veterinary nurses so job prospects upon graduation are excellent. Topping up your veterinary nurse qualification to degree level will open up many opportunities and expand your career prospects. Why study BSc Veterinary Nursing (Top-up) at Middlesex University? This course is run in collaboration with the College of Animal Welfare, one the UK's largest veterinary nurse training providers, and aims to give you the skills, experience and knowledge to become a critically thinking individual who can enhance the standing of the Veterinary Nursing profession. You'll develop analytical and problem-solving approaches and be able to demonstrate the holistic assessment, planning and implementation of veterinary nursing care to a range of species. You'll learn how to be a reflective practitioner with the skills required for autonomous practise, decision-making and team-working. You'll gain a variety of transferable skills which will enhance your veterinary career and continue your personal and professional development. You'll be taught by leading practitioners who will be on hand to support you throughout your studies and by choosing elective modules, you'll be able to study subjects and topics that interest you. After you graduate, you’ll be invited to join The College of Animal Welfare’s alumni association, CAW Connect, a social networking website and education hub. You'll have the opportunity to connect with other alumni, enjoy industry discounts, make use of exclusive careers advice and resources, find new job opportunities and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news. Course highlights Take advantage of the flexible study options of either full-time or part-time The majority of the course is delivered online via distance learning For attended sessions and exams, you can choose to visit one of our three sites in Hendon (London), Leeds or Huntingdon We were the first university to offer veterinary nursing at degree level in Europe Eligibility for Companion Animal Suitably Qualified (C-SQP) person status is gained when you successfully graduate

Course details


Year 1 Introduction to Nursing Care (30 credits) - Compulsory Applied Functional Anatomy (30 credits) - Compulsory Introduction to Professional Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory Working in a Veterinary Environment (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Pathology for Veterinary Nurses (30 credits) - Compulsory Clinical Nursing (30 credits) - Compulsory Theatre Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Evidence Based Veterinary Nursing (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 Principles of Imaging and Anaesthesia ​​(30 credits) - Compulsory​ Pharmacology for Veterinary Nurses (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Year 3 Optional modules - choose 1 from the following: Management and Business (30 credits) - Optional​​ Nursing Exotics and Wildlife (30 credits) - Optional​​ Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (30 credits) - Optional​​ Equine Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​ Veterinary Education and Professional Development (30 credits) - Optional​​ Applied Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​​ International Veterinary Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​​

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD106
Institution code M80
Campus nameCollege of Animal Welfare - Huntington
Campus codeX

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7With a minimum of 6.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

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Veterinary Nursing (Top Up) (Huntingdon) at Middlesex University - UCAS