Hartpury University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Do you have a strong interest in animal biology, and want to understand more about the science of diagnosing and treating animal disease? Then this is the ideal degree for you. You’ll apply theory to practice in our dissection and microbiology laboratories, developing your expertise in disease diagnosis, microbiology, physical therapies and rehabilitation. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to get out in the field, with access to over 70 animal species on our 360-hectare campus.
The foundation year option will give you the subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to progress on to the BSc degree.
You’ll be supported to gain experience in industry, right from your first year. Students have recently gained experience in our commercial equine and canine therapy centres, on our commercial farm and in our science labs, as well as further afield. You’ll hear from industry professionals in lectures, and have opportunities to attend practical demonstrations run by veterinary practices. Recent graduate destinations have included roles in veterinary medicine, scientific laboratories, pharmaceuticals and academia.
The foundation year includes lectures in animal, study skills, science and or management, depending upon an individual’s previous academic background. Within the year, you will be supported to enhance your skills and knowledge to ensure you are fully prepared to succeed in year 1. Students will study a range of core modules, while optional subjects enable you to tailor your degree to your own interests. Year 1 modules include Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Animal Genetics and Animal Health and Disease.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Our international office will support students and their families to make their way through the application process smoothly, from deciding on the course, making visa applications, the cost of tuition fees and accommodation to enrolling at the University ready to start their course. When you decide to study with us, you’ll be in good company, joining students from across the UK, the EU and around the world all studying courses in either animal, agriculture, equine or sport on our specialist campus and as an international student you are also guaranteed on-site accommodation during your first year. We are committed to continued investment and development of Hartpury University ensuring an outstanding learning environment for all international students.
|UCAS Tariff||32 - 48 points|
|A level||DD - EE||Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Typical offer is 32 - 48 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.|
|Scottish Higher||Typical offer is 32 - 48 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Typical offer is 32 - 48 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Highers at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Typical offer is 32 - 48 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Highers.|
In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics are required.
We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.
If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme.
Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Hartpury offers a range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree courses, including: Support Bursary, Care Leavers Bursary, Full time Carers Bursary, Local Outreach Bursary, Local Bursary and Progression Bursary. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/