Veterinary Nursing (top-up) at Harper Adams University - UCAS

Course summary

Who studies veterinary nursing? Veterinary nurses (or VNs as they are often known) work with veterinary surgeons to provide animal care. Most work within a veterinary surgery or hospital. Their work often includes client advice, minor surgical procedures, diagnostic tests and medical treatments while supervised by a vet, as well as the nursing care of in-patients. Some go on to become practice managers, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the surgery or hospital. If you are considering this course you will obviously need to have an interest in animals, and a desire to work with them in a practical hands-on way, while also learning the theory behind the practice. This modular course offers FdSc Veterinary Nursing students the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to an honours degree, BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing


Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used, including practical exams, assignments, case-study based assessments, presentations and traditional exams. An emphasis is always on the ability to apply new knowledge and understanding to practical or professional practice.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Top-Up applications can only be considered if your Foundation degree was taken in the UK and meets our placement requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Top-up applicants must have achieved an average of 55% in their Foundation degree to apply for the BSc Honours. Applicants must have completed a full year’s placement as part of their course of study or two years of full-time relevant employment after their course. Applicants must also be RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurses

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

Additional entry requirements


Interviews will take place on an ad-hoc basis should the Course Manager wish to discuss any aspect of your application and for all potentially suitable applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Details of additional costs in addition to course fees can be found in the Fees and Charges brochure available at

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01952 815000

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Veterinary Nursing (top-up) at Harper Adams University - UCAS