Bioveterinary Science at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS

Course summary

The purpose of this three-year honours degree programme is to provide the student with a wide subject knowledge related to biological and veterinary animal sciences, with practical and transferable skills for careers allied to veterinary science, laboratory, scientific research, farming, animal health and welfare, veterinary physiotherapy, nutrition and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This programme can also be used as a means for application to study Veterinary Science at UK Veterinary Schools, and for application for postgraduate study in a wide range of subjects. The aim of the programme is to provide the student with a balance of applied and academic study. Academic knowledge and understanding reinforces and supports the development of skills that can be applied to working in this sector, therefore equipping the learner with the ability and knowledge relevant for future employment and to the needs of employers. The student will obtain an awareness of current issues within the animal/veterinary industry and develop an ability to evaluate and analyse the information provided and apply this to help improve the health and welfare of animals. A mixture of core and optional modules will be offered throughout the programme. The core modules will provide the student with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to enter the industries allied to veterinary science. A choice of optional modules will provide the student with the opportunity to specialise in their chosen route. Practical and industry-based visits will underpin the student’s academic knowledge, whilst giving them the opportunity to practice and develop practical skills required in the industry. Students will also develop their investigative skills for research, thus enabling the student to specialise in areas of particular interest to them. Students will be taught by qualified veterinary staff and animal scientists who have had experience in the veterinary/laboratory industry and who undertake research in this field of study. Students will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of species, including companion animals, non-traditional companion animals, equine and farm animals. Students will have access to a wide variety of facilities including a clinical skills lab, laboratory, equine therapy centre, equine yard and animal unit.


Year 1

  • Communication, Problem Based Learning and Study Skills
  • Animals in Society
  • Animal Husbandry, Health and Disease
  • Introduction to Life Sciences
  • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Animal Nutrition
Year 2
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Applied Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Therapy and Rehabilition (optional)
  • Equine Science (optional)
  • Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology
  • Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics
  • Preparation for Research
  • Farm Animal Production Systems (optional)
  • One Health (optional)
Year 3
  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • Advances in Animal Management
  • Pharmacology
  • Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics (optional)
  • Animal Cognition and Learning (optional)
  • Entrepreneurial Enterprises
  • Sustainable Animal Management Systems (optional)
  • Animal Breeding, Reproduction & Bioethics
- Human Animal Interaction (optional)

Assessment method

This course will be assessed with written assignments and practical assessments.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8745 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8745 Year 1
Scotland £8745 Year 1
Wales £8745 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course fee is expected to rise with inflation each year (approximately 3%) but will not increase beyond the maximum amount that the government allows higher education institutions to charge undergraduate students. For more information, go to
Bioveterinary Science at University Centre West Anglia - UCAS