Graduate Accelerated Veterinary Medicine at Royal Veterinary College, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

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.

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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All firm offer holders are required to complete a criminal convictions declaration before enrolling on to this course.

Health checks

Enrolment will be subject to passing an Occupational Health assessment. Applicants should also read the RCVS' guidance on Day One Competencies:


All applicants to this course must attend an interview if invited and cannot receive an offer without attending an interview. Interviews usually take place at our Camden campus between the end of November and early-mid December, with the exception of those attending interviews in North America (November) or South-East Asia (January). Invitations to interview are sent by email around 2-3 weeks before the interview date. Once issued, applicants are required to respond to their interview invitation by email within 5 working days. If invited, it may 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 when they are unavailable. Please note that if you apply to more than one of our Veterinary Medicine courses (excluding the Bachelor of Veterinary Science) and your application progresses to the interview stage, you will be invited to attend one interview only which will be used in our assessment of each of your applications.


All applicants must submit an online supplementary form five days after the date that their application is received. The form will be available in our application portal and applicants will be given access to this, and notified of the need to complete the form, via email on receipt of their application. 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 given. 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 16 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. The RVC uses email as the primary method for contacting applicants about their application. Emails may be sent from either [email protected] or [email protected] and applicants are strongly encouraged to take the necessary steps to ensure emails from these addresses do not end up in spam or junk inboxes, as the RVC cannot accept responsibility for any applications that are unsuccessful as a result of missed information or deadlines.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7No less than 6.5 in each component is required

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £41500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £41500* 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