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

Course summary

Course Overview This degree enables direct application to the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses. It is also the only veterinary nursing higher education provider to offer clinical rotations around one of the highest-level small animal referral hospitals in the UK, located on-site. 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. Dual campus experience with access to cutting-edge facilities Your first two years are based predominantly within the vibrant cultural hub of 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. Bristol Veterinary School ( is home to a range of extensive facilities including Langford Vets multidisciplinary small animal referral hospital, farm animal and small animal practices, an on-site abattoir, a dairy farm and diagnostic labs, with an equine practice nearby. Students can also enjoy the onsite cafe, gym, student barn and abundant green spaces, alongside our much-celebrated welcoming and supportive community of staff and students. Take a virtual tour of the Langford Campus:

Professional bodies

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

  • Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of

How 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 £29300 Year 1
International £29300 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

Fees quoted are for 2024 entry only. Fees for 2025 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2024.
Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour at University of Bristol - UCAS