Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Graduate Accelerated Veterinary Medicine

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Course summary

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The Royal Veterinary College's Graduate Accelerated Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) programme is a full-time degree in Veterinary Medicine for biological sciences graduates, leading to qualification as a veterinary surgeon. The four-year programme enables you to supplement your existing skills, adding to the preclinical science information covered by a previous biological science degree. Note: If you wish to be considered for the five-year BVetMed programme, you will need to make a separate application specifically to that programme. You are welcome to apply to both the four-year and five-year versions of the course but note this will take up two of your choices on UCAS. You are able to apply to up to four veterinary medicine or medicine programmes on UCAS.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
  • Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

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

15 October

*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 codeD102
Institution code R84
Campus namemain site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 (Only in addition to a degree). Applicants must have grades C or above in English Language and Mathematics. All candidates applying via UCAS must declare their secondary school/high school grades in their application.

This programme requires at least an upper second class (2:1) honours degree in an appropriate biological science subject such as, but not exclusive to: Anatomical Sciences; Animal Science*; Biochemistry; Biological Sciences; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Bioveterinary Sciences; Physiology; Veterinary Nursing; Zoology. We also welcome applicants with MBBS degrees or any of the RVC's Bachelor of Science programmes. *Animal Science outside of the UK can vary greatly in content and thus we would advise those studying this abroad to check with RVC Admissions before applying. Where your degree is not listed, we would recommend emailing [email protected] with a copy of your transcript or link to your course page prior to applying.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Enrolment will be subject to passing an Occupational Health assessment.


All applicants to this course must attend an interview if invited and cannot receive an offer without attending an interview. Interviews will be held at our Camden campus between the end of November and early-mid December and all applicants must ensure they are available during this time before applying, with the exception of those attending interviews in North America (November) or South-East Asia (January). If invited, it will not be possible to rearrange an interview for a different date, so applicants must ensure they are available for interview before applying and inform us by email of any specific days within this time period when they are unavailable.


All applicants must submit an online supplementary form by 15 October. The form must be submitted independently of, and in addition to, the UCAS application and the RVC will not contact applicants reminding them to submit the form before the deadline. The form will be available on the RVC website for the duration of the UCAS application window at the following page: In the form, applicants will need to demonstrate that they meet our minimum work experience requirements of at least 70 hours (ten days) in a veterinary practice and 70 hours in other animal environments (e.g. kennels, cattery, animal shelter, farm, stables, zoo, pet shop, etc.) from within the 18 months directly preceding the 15 October application deadline. Work experience completed more than 18 months before the deadline will not be counted towards the requirements but can still be included on the form.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £19000* Year 1
International £36060* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graduate Accelerated Veterinary Medicine at Royal Veterinary College, University of London - UCAS