The degree of BVSc enables you to acquire the professional skills, knowledge and experience necessary to qualify as a veterinary surgeon. You will study the science of normal structure and function (cell biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics), how husbandry of individual animals and groups affects their health (nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behaviour), as well as the mechanisms and treatment of diseases (epidemiology, pharmacology, infectious diseases, pathology, parasitology and public health) in your first three years, alongside clinical and professional skills. You will also complete a research project. The clinical course includes 36 weeks of small group teaching (clinical rotations) in Years Four and Five, which are integrated with extra-mural studies (EMS). You have a choice of elective subjects, which are studied in greater depth. Currently 38 weeks of pre-clinical (husbandry), public health and clinical EMS are completed during the five-year programme. You receive special training in communication skills. You may also undertake an intercalated degree, for example the BSc in Veterinary Conservation Medicine, and extend your programme. This programme is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a veterinary surgeon with that body. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Candidates should have work experience in both animal husbandry and clinical (veterinary practice) setting. For more information, please see the Veterinary Science Prospective Applicants page. Applicants to Veterinary Science should be aware that students will be required as part of the registration process at the start of their studies to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and also undergo an occupational health assessment. Guidance notes for applicants can be found at: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/veterinary-science/undergraduate/prospective-applicants/. Contextual Admissions The University of Liverpool is committed to supporting talented applicants from all backgrounds to succeed. Based on your personal circumstances, you may automatically qualify for up to a two-grade reduction in the entry requirements needed for this course. When you apply, we consider a range of factors - such as where you live - to assess if you’re eligible for a grade reduction. Those who fall outside these categories but provide alternative contextual data may be eligible for further consideration as part of the admissions process. This includes further consideration for additional assessments such as interviews and during the results period. To find out how we use contextual data, please see https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying/contextual-data/
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