Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Wild Animal Biology Royal Veterinary College, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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The MSci in Wild Animal Biology is a four-year undergraduate integrated master's degree, the aim of which is to give you a thorough foundation in biosciences, with further specialisation into wild animal biology. In the fourth year, you will gain practical exposure to wild animal species and an understanding of their health and welfare, as well as receiving training in research methodologies relevant to the study of wildlife. This degree is delivered together with the Zoological Society of London.

This programme has received Advanced Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

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 C300
Institution code R84
Campus name main site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - CCC EITHER:

ABB including Biology or Chemistry at grade A

OR:

BBB including:

Biology or Chemistry;
Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths;
A third subject of your choice (excluding General Studies).

Contextual Offers:

Offers of a grade below in each subject will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria, i.e. a BBB offer would become CCC for WP students and an ABB offer would become BCC for WP students. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The following Level 3 Extended Diplomas are accepted with specific unit requirements (see the RVC website for details):

Pearson 'Applied Science' or 'Applied Science (Biomedical Science)';

Pearson 'Animal Management with Science';

City & Guilds 'Animal Management (Science)'.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
Diplomas must be Science based and include a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits in Chemistry at Distinction OR 15 Level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction, and with Merits achieved in all other Level 3 modules.
Scottish Higher See 'Scottish Advanced Higher'.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M1, M2, M2 - M2, M2, M2 EITHER:

M1, M2, M2 in three Principal Subjects including Biology or Chemistry at grade M1

OR:

M2, M2, M2 in three Principal subjects including:

Biology or Chemistry;
Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths;
One other subject of your choice.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme EITHER:

655 at Higher Level including Biology or Chemistry at grade 6

OR:

555 at Higher Level including:

Biology or Chemistry;
Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics;
One other subject of your choice.

Our standard offer is based on specific subject-grade requirements, rather than a total points score.

Where candidates have not taken GCSEs or an equivalent qualification prior to IB, they will need a minimum of grade 5 in:

SL Mathematics;
SL English A Lang-Lit.

Candidates from outside the UK may sit a separate English language test such as IELTS in place of the English A requirement above.

Mathematical Studies and English A Literature or English B cannot be accepted in lieu of our English Language and Mathematics requirements, but can be taken on top of existing qualifications that meet our requirements.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 H2, H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 including:

Biology or Chemistry;
Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

If not included in the above, O3 is required in:

A second natural science (i.e. Biology, Chemistry or Physics);
English;
Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB - CC EITHER:

Chemistry or Biology at grade A;
Another subject of your choice at grade B

OR:

Biology or Chemistry at grade B;
Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at grade B.

In addition to:

5 Highers at grade B and at least National 5 grade B in:

English;
Mathematics;
Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Contextual Offers:

Offers of a grade below in each subject will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria, i.e. a BB offer would become CC for WP students and an AB offer would become BC for WP students. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B - C Applicants who have achieved this qualification with grade B will be accepted with two A Levels, including:

EITHER:

Biology or Chemistry at grade A;
Another subject of your choice (excluding General Studies) at grade B

OR:

Biology or Chemistry at grade B;
Another science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths at grade B.

Contextual Offers:

Offers of a grade below in each subject will be made to those meeting certain Widening Participation (WP) criteria, i.e. a BB + B in Welsh Bacc. offer would become CC + C in Welsh Bacc. for WP students and an AB + B in Welsh Bacc. offer would become BC + C in Welsh Bacc. for WP students. No separate application is required but care leavers should submit proof from the relevant local authority once they have applied.

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

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/msci-wild-animal-biology#tab-entry-requirements

English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £10,500 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £19,130 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Royal Veterinary College, University of London
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