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Veterinary Medicine (Intercalated), BVetMed

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
University rank #401 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
To complete this programme you will study the five-year BVetMed course and also spend one year (usually between Years Two and Three) completing an intercalated degree. During this year out you will undertake detailed Year Three BSc level study, leading to the award of a classified BSc degree.
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The intercalation year offers you the opportunity to enhance your scientific curiosity, develop your scientific and research skills, and broaden your career options. This additional year will be of relevance to you if:

  • You are interested in scientific methodology and its application to biology and disease processes
  • You would prefer to keep your options open should a scientific or research career seem preferable at a later date
  • You are keen to reinforce the basic science foundation upon which you can then build a career in veterinary medicine

Whatever your reasons, you will learn many new skills involving scientific method, project design, hypothesis building and testing and practical lab work (depending on your project).

You can choose to spend this year within the RVC on one of our two tailor-made BSc courses, which are available for intercalation by second and third-year veterinary, medical and dentistry students:

  • Intercalated BSc Comparative Pathology
  • Intercalated BSc Bioveterinary Sciences

Alternatively you have the option to study one of the many BSc courses that are offered by other universities, for example King's College London and the University of Liverpool.

After your year out you will most likely re-enter at the start of the clinical BVetMed programme (Year Three), although we have had several students who have opted to undertake PhD studies for a further three years first.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

During your intercalation BSc year you will gain:

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of scientific method
  • Research expertise in project design, hypothesis building and testing
  • Practical laboratory experience (depending on your project).

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General Requirements

To apply for the BVetMed you will need to have prior work experience in order to have developed animal handling skills and obtained an insight into the work of veterinary surgeons. Before you apply, you must have completed the minimum requirements:

  • A total of two weeks of work experience (paid or voluntary) in one or more veterinary practices
  • A total of two weeks in a variety of different animal environments (outside of your home environment).

Three A2 subjects:

  • Biology/Human Biology at grade A
  • Chemistry at grade A
  • One other subject of your choice (excluding General Studies) preferably at grade A (no lower than grade B).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36060 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36060 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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