Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Gateway Year at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Choose a course that's dual-accredited and gives you an exceptional student experience - with the highest overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) since 2010 (National Student Survey 2010-2021). Our veterinary courses are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). We're also one of only two UK veterinary schools that are accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). If you meet certain criteria and your personal circumstances may have restricted achievement at school or college, this course could help you to get started in veterinary medicine. You'll study biology and chemistry, while also gaining an introduction to animal behaviour and care. This will help you join the main five-year course with confidence and a solid foundation of knowledge. You'll have a combination of lectures and practical classes, putting your learning in context and helping you get used to university-level study. Most of your learning will take place in our purpose-built veterinary school, where you'll have access to:

  • anatomy and clinical labs
  • a surgery and dissection suite
  • lecture theatre and small-group teaching rooms
  • research facilities
  • animal facilities such as kennels, stables, exotic pet rooms and sheep and pig housing
You'll also use specialist facilities, including:
  • the University Farm
  • the Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI)
  • a paperless Super Lab
After completing your gateway year you'll automatically join our five-year veterinary medicine and surgery course.


During the gateway year you'll study the science that underpins animal biology and chemistry. Biology topics include cell structure, biochemistry, health and disease. Chemistry topics include compounds, reactions, atomic structures and bonding. You'll also learn about animal behaviour and care, gain an understanding of relevant industries, develop an appreciation of the role of animals in society and practice your animal handling skills. There are a total of five modules in the gateway year. After successfully completing your gateway year, you'll automatically join our five-year veterinary medicine and surgery course.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants must meet widening participation criteria as detailed on the website. This course is open to UK applicants only. In addition to the above grades, all applicants (except Access) must meet GCSE requirements - minimum of five grade Bs (numeric grade 6) at GCSE to include Chemistry, Biology, Physics (or Double Science) and Maths. GCSE English language to be passed at grade C (4); Core Science, Additional Science and Further Additional Science are required at grade B (6). If GCSEs have not been taken, applicants must provide evidence of achievement at an equivalent level. European Baccalaureate - 73% overall including Biology and Chemistry 80%. Resits are not accepted for this course. This course is not open to graduates.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

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Further information will be provided by the University if an offer is made.


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Applicants must complete a minimum of five weeks experience including three weeks working with animals

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Gateway Year at University of Nottingham - UCAS