Gateway to Veterinary Science is aimed at students who have the potential to become vets but do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year undergraduate Veterinary Science course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. During the Gateway year students will learn alongside each other, benefiting from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristol’s medical, dental and veterinary schools. Students will be taught by academic teachers who are scientists and clinicians. The Gateway course will deepen existing knowledge of core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects; it also places emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours that enable successful transition to university study. Successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto the five-year BVSc Veterinary Science. Eligibility This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only and/or to those who have spent three months or more in care. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges is available on the Contextual offers webpage.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc
- European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
- Veterinary Surgeons, Royal College of
- American Veterinary Medical Association
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We do not accept international applications to our Gateway courses.
Work experience is recommended; please see the Admissions Statement.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Health questionnaire and medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.
Candidates who fit the academic entry criteria and the additional widening participation criteria will be considered for interview. Interviews take place at the University of Bristol campus at Langford.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile B Further information about English language requirements and profile levels: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/language-requirements/ For 2020 entry English language requirements are being reviewed and will be confirmed by August 2019.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|