Studying a diverse range of subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside veterinary nursing provides a broad educational base for more varied employment opportunities or further study.
Veterinary nursing has seen a period of rapid development over the past decade and Bristol has been at the forefront in both the delivery of a flagship degree and the evolution of the profession as a whole. Bristol veterinary nursing graduates may be found in many of the specialist referral practices in the UK and a number have published work in peer-reviewed veterinary journals such as the Veterinary Record and the Journal of Small Animal Practice.
This degree is delivered within both the main Bristol campus and the veterinary school at Langford, providing a diverse learning and social environment.
Clinical nurse education is provided by veterinary professionals, many of whom are experts in their particular field. Additionally you will work within a variety of clinical environments, including first opinion and referral practices, which will enable you to gain broad clinical veterinary nursing experience. The University will make a financial contribution towards your third year placement travel costs.
As a member of the Russell Group, Bristol has a world-class reputation in the sciences, which ensures the high-quality delivery of the science element of this course.
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The course is unique as it provides the ideal combination of clinical veterinary nursing and bioveterinary science, giving the opportunity for greater career options upon graduation.
You will have work experience within veterinary practice and an understanding of the role of the veterinary nurse both at undergraduate and professional level, as well as a realistic view of what it means to be a veterinary nurse.
Good communication skills, a logical mind, reliability and conscientiousness are required in order to solve problems, work as part of a team and develop a high standard of professional responsibility.
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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.Schedule IELTS
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C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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