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Course summary

Develop your knowledge and skills in animal biological sciences with this degree. Prepare to apply for a veterinary medicine/surgery degree in the future or an exciting career within the wider veterinary industry including veterinary laboratory and animal management environments. If you want to study an animal biology course with a focus on topics related to animal health and disease, this degree is for you. You'll develop your expertise in animal health and disease, biochemistry, parasitology, microbiology and how different aspects of the veterinary industry work together to have a positive impact on animal health and welfare. Engage with subject experts, including practising veterinary professionals, within our team at Hartpury and visiting external speakers. Work with a range of species in our on-site animal collection, commercial farm and large equine centre to experience handling and working with animals. These experiences will be part of your course and there is also opportunity for you to select additional external experience as part of our modules. Gain practical experiences and apply theory to practice as you get hands on in our dissection, science and microbiology laboratories, learning more about health assessment and management in a range of species. Investigate notifiable and zoonotic diseases, and understand more about how laboratory diagnostic tests work alongside other diagnostic methods.


Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. Due to the specific demands of applying for and studying veterinary medicine, all modules on this course are compulsory. Modules include: Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Genetics, Animal Health and Disease, Animal Nutrition, Introduction to Biochemistry, Professional and Academic Skills in Animal Biology, Animal Disease and Parasitology, Animal Microbiology, Animal Production, Animal Therapy, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Pathology, Professional Experience in the Animal Sector, Advanced Animal Microbiology, Applied Research Project, Epidemiology, Immunology and Animal Disease, Investigative Skills for the Successful Undergraduate, Pharmacology. Modules are sometimes subject to change. For more information, please visit

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

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Veterinary Biosciences at Hartpury University - UCAS