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Course summary

If you’re passionate about animal welfare, 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. Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the course allows you to begin gaining the practical experience needed for certification as a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB). This is due to provisional validation by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) as fulfilling the academic requirements for accreditation as a CCAB*. Your first two years are based predominantly within the vibrant cultural hub that is Bristol city centre, where our pre-clinical facilities are situated at the UK's only School of Anatomy. You will also spend time at the nearby Bristol Veterinary School, located at our rural Langford campus, where you will be hands on with animals from day one. Bristol Veterinary School is home to an extensive range of clinical facilities, including a small animal hospital and first opinion practices. Students can also enjoy the onsite café, gym, student barn and abundant green spaces, alongside our much-celebrated welcoming and supportive community of staff and students. *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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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. Additional requirements: We only use your information in UCAS and your Supplementary Assessment Questionnaire to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £27200 Year 1
International £27200 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour at University of Bristol - UCAS