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Veterinary Medicine including a Preliminary Year BVM BVS

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Veterinary Surgery - BVMBVS

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    6 Years

Course summary

Choose a course that's dual-accredited and gives you an exceptional student experience - 97% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019.Our veterinary courses are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). We're also one of only two UK veterinary schools that are accredited by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE).The preliminary year is ideal if you don't have the required science qualifications for our five-year veterinary course, but have the required grades in non-science, vocational subjects, or extensive experience.There's a combination of lectures and practical classes and you'll study integrated modules that show how basic science subjects interlink.Topics include biology, animal care and behaviour. You'll also study some chemistry and mathematics to prepare you for the main degree programme.Most of your learning will take place in our purpose-built veterinary school, where you'll have access to:- anatomy and clinical labs- a surgery and dissection suite- lecture theatre and small-group teaching rooms- research facilities- animal facilities such as kennels, stables, exotic pet rooms and sheep and pig housingYou'll also use specialist facilities, including:- the University Farm- the Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI)- a paperless Super LabAfter completing your preliminary year you'll automatically join our five-year veterinary medicine and surgery course.

Application deadline

15 October

Tuition fees

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£ 25,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

in any subjects at A level to include, at most, only one of Biology or Chemistry at AS level or A level, and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.A pass is required in science practical tests, if assessed separately


University information

University of Nottingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 219
    165 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.60 92%


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