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Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Gateway Year, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months


Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Gateway Year course at University of Nottingham provides an opportunity for students who might not otherwise consider entry to the profession, due to lack of opportunity or disadvantaging circumstances.  

You will need to achieve a variety of skill and knowledge-based learning outcomes through different types of assessment. Skills and behaviours are assessed using in-course module examinations, including: 

  • exam condition essays
  • Objective Structured Practical Examinations (OSPEs) 
  • practical tests 
  • short projects 
  • vivas (oral exam) 


You will be provided with the knowledge, and the intellectual, practical and professional skills to fulfil the demands required of you to succeed and develop as an accomplished veterinary professional. You will be equipped with a thorough preparation in all aspects of basic, applied and clinical veterinary science, together with an ability for deductive thought, problem solving and research.At the end of year three you will graduate with the Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Sciences (BVMedSci), and at the end of year five you will graduate with both the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) and Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery (BVS) degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry: Atomic Structure and Bonding
  • Chemistry: Compounds and Reactions
  • Biology: Cell Structure and Biochemistry
  • Biology: Health and Disease
  • Biology: An Introduction to Body Systems

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • A levels: Grade B in biology (or human biology) and chemistry and grade C in a third subject (excluding citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and global perspectives). A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately.
  • GCSEs: Minimum of five GCSEs at grade 6 (B) to include chemistry, biology and physics (or double science, or core science, additional science and further additional science), maths and English language. 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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