Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Foundation Year) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Would you like to become a vet but don't have a science background? Open up the possibility of an exciting veterinary career with our gateway to Veterinary Medicine. The Foundation Year to Veterinary Medicine and Surgery will give you the opportunity to progress to our 5 year BVMS and other BSc (Hons) programmes. Progression to the BVMS course will be subject to achieving 60% or above (aggregated grade) with no less than 50% in any one module. Additionally, successful completion of a multiple mini interview (MMI) will be required, in line with all entrants to Y1 of the BVMS course. Students who achieve an aggregate grade of 40-59% across all modules each semester, who achieve less than 50% in an individual module, or who are unsuccessful at MMI will be eligible to progress onto our BSc Bioveterinary Sciences programme or other animal science BSc courses offered by our partner institution Myerscough College and University Centre. This course is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds typically under-represented in veterinary medicine. Modules include science relevant to veterinary medicine, integrated bioveterinary sciences, and animal husbandry. They are delivered to help prepare you to study veterinary medicine. If you don't meet the usual academic requirements, this gateway course is perfect for you. Why study with us

  • A bespoke course preparing you to apply to veterinary school.
  • Integration of science with animal husbandry and welfare experiences.
  • Focus on personal development, academic skills and support with application preparation.
Our facilities You’ll have access to a wide range of animal handling, husbandry and clinical facilities. We work in partnership with Myerscough College & University Centre as well as local and regional organisations. Future career as a Veterinary Surgeon Graduates of the BVMS course will be able to work as UK registered veterinary surgeons. Subject to successful licensing by the RCVS. This is a field with excellent career prospects. With >99% of veterinary graduates entering employment or further academic study according to Higher Education Graduate Outcomes Statistics. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) quality assures veterinary degrees at UK vet schools by means of specific accreditation standards. Graduates from accredited schools join the RCVS Register as members. Allowing them to practise veterinary surgery in the UK. The University of Central Lancashire and the RCVS are working together to ensure that the new degree meets these standards. And that graduates will be eligible for registration. Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, veterinary degrees must have a “recognition order” from the Privy Council before graduates can automatically be eligible for registration with the RCVS. The Privy Council will take advice from the RCVS on this. The process takes a number of years. Full approval cannot be considered until the RCVS undertakes a formal inspection of the full course and its standards in 2028. This is when the first cohort of students will have completed their degrees. Until that time, the School is liaising regularly with the RCVS to ensure that progress towards accreditation is maintained. Should any unforeseen issues arise, the Veterinary Surgeons Act includes a provision to help ensure that those completing their final exams in an as-yet-unapproved degree may still be allowed to register. In that, the Privy Council may invite the RCVS to set examinations for any students attending a non-approved UK veterinary degree course. Or alternatively, appoint RCVS External Examiners to oversee the standard of the final year examinations. Students who pass the RCVS-controlled examinations would then be able to register with the RCVS and practise as veterinary surgeons in the UK. Regardless of the outcome of the degree’s accreditation process. This is in line with the arrangements for any new veterinary degree programmes.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall including 6.5 in each component score taken within two years prior to the start date of the course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall including 6.5 in each component score taken within two years prior to the start date of the course

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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

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £9,250, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Foundation Year) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS