Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Veterinary Medicine with Intercalated BSc Year

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Course summary

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The Royal Veterinary College's Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) with Intercalated BSc Year is a full-time six-year programme which allows you to study the five-year BVetMed course plus an additional year completing an intercalated degree. The BVetMed course offers world-leading scientific and clinical training in veterinary medicine, leading to qualification as a veterinary surgeon. The additional year of study means that you will gain a more rounded education, additional scientific context, and carry out in-depth research to better your understanding. In your intercalated year, you can study a BSc course on offer at other UK universities, or one of two tailor-made intercalated courses at the RVC: BSc Bioveterinary Sciences and BSc Comparative Pathology.

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 codeD101
Institution code R84
Campus namemain site
Campus code-

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 AAA Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A; A third subject of your choice at grade A (excluding General Studies). We also require a 'pass' in the science practical for each subject, where taking the English curriculum. A* grades are not required and predictions for A* will not give advantage at selection or offer stage over applicants predicted A. There is no third subject which is preferred by selectors or gives any special advantage in the selection process. Science and non-science subjects are treated equally for the third subject. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* The following Level 3 Extended Diplomas are accepted with specific unit requirements (see the RVC website for details): Pearson 'Applied Science' or 'Applied Science (Biomedical Science)'; Pearson 'Animal Management'; City & Guilds 'Animal Management (Science)'.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction. You must achieve at least Merit in all other graded Level 3 credits.
Scottish Higher See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA in Biology and Chemistry. in addition to 5 Highers at AAAAB grades including: Biology; Chemistry; and at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics. Contextual Offers: Offers of AB in Biology and Chemistry will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 766 at Higher Level including: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice. Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score. Where candidates have not taken GCSE’s or an equivalent qualification prior to the IB, they will need a minimum of grade 5 in: SL Mathematics; SL English A Lang-Lit; and must also demonstrate competency in Physics. Mathematical Studies cannot be accepted in lieu of Mathematics. For those starting in 2019 and completing the IB Diploma in 2021 we require SL Mathematics: Analysis and approaches to be taken in place of SL Mathematics. We will not accept SL Mathematics: Applications and interpretation.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A Applicants who have achieved this qualification with grade A will be accepted with two A Levels: Biology at grade A; Chemistry at grade A. Contextual Offers: Offers of ABB (with an A in Biology or Chemistry) will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2 including Biology and Chemistry. H1 required in one of these sciences. If not included in the above, H3/O3 is required in: English; Mathematics; Physics* *where Physics is not available at Leaving Cert level, we'll consider a high grade in Junior Cert Science.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 in three Principal Subjects: Biology; Chemistry; A third subject of your choice.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 (Only in addition to other qualifications). A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 7 (A) including: Combined Science OR Biology and Chemistry. with at least a grade 6 (B) in: English Language; Mathematics; Physics (if taken as a separate GCSE). For Scottish applicants, at least National 5 grade B in: Physics; English; Mathematics.

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

http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/bachelor-of-veterinary-medicine#tab-entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Health checks

Offer-holders will need to pass an Occupational Health assessment before enrolling onto this course.

Interview

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 from the end of November and throughout December (before Christmas) 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 might 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.

Other

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: https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applicant-supplementary-form 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.
Veterinary Medicine with Intercalated BSc Year at Royal Veterinary College, University of London - UCAS