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Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, BVMS

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
As a vet you will be responsible for the prevention of disease and for the medical and surgical treatment of animals, including household pets, zoo animals, farm animals and horses. This Veterinary Medicine and Surgery programme is offered by University of Glasgow.
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The University is one of six Vet Schools in Europe to have achieved accredited status for its undergraduate programmes from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery programme from University of Glasgow is based on integration of clinical and science subject areas and has a spiral course structure, meaning that you will revisit topics as you progress through the programme, each time with increasing clinical focus. In conjunction, there is a vertical theme of professional and clinical skills development to help you acquire the personal qualities and skills you will need in professional environments. Through team-working and individual activities, you will develop the skills required for lifelong independent learning.

The programme is delivered over five years and is divided into three phases.


As a graduate of Veterinary Medicine at Glasgow, you can register as a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). Along with the University’s accreditation by the AVMA, this means that our graduates can choose to work anywhere in the world, and the global opportunities are endless. The majority of registered veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom are in general practice, which may be small animal, farm animal, equine or mixed. Our graduates are also employed in government service, dealing with investigation, control and eradication of important diseases. Others are actively engaged in food hygiene or in university teaching and research.


  • We are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education, the Australian Veterinary Boards Council and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • In the first two years of the programme you will acquire fundamental knowledge and develop the skills and attitudes on which the following years of your training are based. During this initial phase, you will relate the anatomy and physiology of the body systems to health and disease in domestic animals, as well as looking at the underlying cellular process involved. You will gain an insight into common husbandry practice and animal breeding and how these impact on the animals we care for.
  • At the end of the foundation phase you will have a sound working knowledge of healthy domestic animals, with an introduction to the mechanisms of disease, and you will have developed the fundamental personal skills you will require as you move towards learning based more in professional environments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements


  • Standard entry requirements: AAA.
  • Minimum entry requirements: Applicants must meet Standard Entry Requirements.
  • Additional requirements: A-level Chemistry AND A-level Biology.


  • Standard academic entry requirements: 38 Points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants must meet STANDARD Entry Requirements.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants must have Chemistry AND Biology HL6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    30500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland:  £46,250 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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