University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate

Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour

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Course summary

If you care about animals then this exciting degree can lead to a range of careers, from working as a veterinary nurse in general practice, to opportunities in the field of behaviour and welfare for animal charities or the commercial sector. Having achieved accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the course is provisionally validated by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) as fulfilling the academic requirements for accreditation as a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) and already provides you with the opportunity to begin gaining the practical experience needed for certification as a CCAB. For more information, please visit the ASAB website. Full validation is expected in 2022 (subject to satisfying ASAB's conditions) and will apply to all graduates of the course. Your first two years are based predominantly within Bristol city centre where our pre-clinical facilities are situated at the UK's only School of Anatomy. Years three and four are based at Bristol Vet School in the beautiful Somerset village of Langford. Along with dedicated state-of-the art clinical facilities, you'll find everything to make you feel at home, including a café, gym, and on-site accommodation.

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  • Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 73% overall, with 8.0 in Biology and another science-related subject Specified subjects: Science-related subjects include: Chemistry; Geography; Geology; Mathematics; Further Mathematics; PE; Physics; and Psychology. Additional requirements: Work experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £25900 Year 1

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Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour at University of Bristol - UCAS