Studyportals placeholder

Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (QS) , | ,
The first two years of your studies in the Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science programme from University of Bristol are completed at the main Clifton campus, where our pre-clinical facilities are based, with some days spent at the Bristol Veterinary School at Langford.

About

In year one of the Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science programme from University of Bristol you will be taught the fundamental concepts of anatomical science, understanding body function and pre-clinical science, and will be introduced to the principles and practice of veterinary nursing and bioveterinary science.

The second year builds up the basic sciences through classroom-based study comprising of a compulsory unit in veterinary anatomy plus a choice of two optional units. You will also study anaesthesia and fluid therapy; surgical nursing and theatre practice; and medical nursing, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Your third year comprises a 42-week placement in first-opinion veterinary practice within a 50-mile radius of Bristol Veterinary School. You will complete an electronic portfolio of practical tasks during your placement and will study professional veterinary nursing practice through lectures and online tutorials.

In your final year you will study units in applied clinical veterinary nursing. You will also complete a ten-week research project on a topic of your choice, undertaking individual, in-depth exploration of an aspect of veterinary nursing or bioveterinary science.

Taught units are assessed using a variety of written examinations, computer-based tests and written reports, as well as practical examinations. While you are working within the clinical environment, your progress is monitored through practical competence assessments.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomical Science 
  • Principles and Practice of Primary Veterinary Nursing
  • Pre-Clinical Science
  • Understanding Body Function
  • Clinical Veterinary Nursing Theory
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Infection and Immunity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: BBC including BB in Biology and Chemistry
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5, 5 at Higher Level in Biology and Chemistry
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access to HE Diploma offer: Pass Access to HE Diploma (Animal Management, Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, Science) with at least 21 credits at Distinction, including 12 in Chemistry and 9 in Biology, plus 18 credits at Merit

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.