Veterinary Nursing Science (top-up) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is designed to provide FdSc Veterinary Nursing graduates and experienced veterinary nurses the opportunity to develop their academic qualification to the level of an honours degree. You’ll be introduced to the concepts of critical thinking and reflection on the knowledge and experience you have gained in prior learning. You’ll study the effects of global disease on animal health and welfare, rehabilitation strategies, and anaesthetic techniques. Having developed your skills as a veterinary nurse on an FdSc Veterinary Nursing course, this top-up degree will increase the depth of your knowledge in both first and second opinion practices. It will also increase awareness of issues relating to global veterinary medicine and the importance of evidence-based evaluation. You will acquire greater knowledge and experience in the:

  • analysis of animal disease in the UK and abroad
  • critical care and rehabilitation in second opinion practices
  • critical evaluation of the management of medical and surgical cases.
You will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a clinical coach role.


Year One

  • Applied Emergency and Critical Care
  • Advanced Anaesthesia Techniques
  • Global Animal Disease
  • Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Veterinary Nursing Project (equivalent to a dissertation)
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Coursework (83%), practical (17%)

How to apply

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Brackenhurst Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Requirements: To have successfully completed the FdSc Veterinary Nursing degree; or to have completed a 240 credit Foundation Degree; or to have completed a Level Five qualification. Be a registered veterinary nurse (you will need to be registered with the RCVS prior to enrolment).

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Student Outcomes

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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
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Veterinary Nursing Science (top-up) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS