Middlesex University

Veterinary Nursing (Huntingdon) Middlesex University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Veterinary nurses care for sick, injured and hospitalised animals and play a pivotal role in promoting animal welfare. Available in London, Leeds, and Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire), our course was the first veterinary nursing degree in Europe and we are one of Britain's leading programmes, attracting students from not just the UK but overseas as well.

Why study BSc Veterinary Nursing at Middlesex University?
We focus on building vital professional experience, preparing you for the workplace. Alongside theoretical classes, 50% of study time is spent on placement in a veterinary practice where you will develop essential clinical skills. Our innovative learning approach ensures you graduate armed with the skills to undertake a range of diagnostic tests, medical treatments and minor surgical procedures, under veterinary direction.

We seek students who can demonstrate the right acumen for this challenging course. To be an excellent veterinary nurse requires a calm and confident manner, and the ability to be sympathetic in sensitive situations. The demand for registered veterinary nurses is high and employment prospects are excellent not only in veterinary practice, but also across related areas such as academia, research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Course highlights

Choice of three campuses - London, Leeds or Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire)
We have outstanding employment results - the graduate employment performance indicator rate is 100% for this course (source: Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey, 2015)
Upon successful graduation, you will be able to apply to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse with full accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Your studies are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and lecturers who are experienced and knowledgeable veterinary professionals (veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses)
Our course is run in collaboration with the College of Animal Welfare, where students will be taught, the UK's largest veterinary nurse training provider
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module

Course details


Year 1:
Introduction to Professional Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory
Essentials of Nursing Care (30 credits) - Compulsory
Veterinary Nursing Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Animal Science ​(30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2:
Clinical Nursing (30 credits) - Compulsory
Pathology for Veterinary Nurses (30 credits) - Compulsory
Theatre Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Approaches to Health and Social Care Research (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3:
Pharmacology (30 credits) - Compulsory
Principles of Imaging and Anaesthesia ​​(30 credits) - Compulsory​
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory​
Equine Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​
Management and Business (30 credits) - Optional​​
Animal Behaviour and Training (30 credits) - Optional​​
Nursing Exotics and Wildlife (30 credits) - Optional​​
Professional Development (30 credits) - Optional​​

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D315
Institution code M80
Campus name College of Animal Welfare - Huntington
Campus code X

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
A level Including 32 points or above in a Science subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In a Science based subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits
P: 30 credits
Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (15 merit or higher) in a Science based subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 With a minimum of 6.5 in each component
PTE Academic 58.0 With at least 51 in all components
TOEFL (iBT) 87.0 With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

Course contact details

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020 8411 5555

Fax: 020 8411 5649