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BSc (Hons)

Bioveterinary Sciences

Duration
2 Years
Start
September 2022
UCAS Code
D303
Delivery
Campus Taught

Our accelerated Bioveterinary Sciences degree is delivered over two years. This course is a unique opportunity to gain a scientific degree enhanced by animal science, clinical and research skills.

This veterinary science programme includes a blend of biological sciences relating to animals. It will cover their:

  • Behaviour
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Welfare
  • Health
  • Husbandry
  • Relationships with people

During your studies, you'll be taught by both clinical and research scientists, giving you a wide variety of skills and knowledge. Preparing you for a career in STEM and non-STEM fields, as well as for further study. 

Studying bioveterinary sciences does not permit you to become a vet. However you could apply to study a 4-year graduate entry veterinary degree rather than a traditional 5-year course if you study bioveterinary sciences as a first honours degree. Subject to successfully completing a veterinary degree programme and validation by the RCVS, you will be added to the RCVS register of practising veterinary surgeons.

Why study with us

  • We are the only UK vet school operating alongside programmes in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and optometry. This allows us to draw on multidisciplinary expertise and research.
  • In addition to saving you money, this accelerated program allows you to gain a job or continue on to further studies more quickly.
  • Our partnership with Myerscough College & University Centre allows you to blend theory with practical experience.
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What you'll do

  • You'll have access to specialised facilities such as veterinary anatomy resources.
  • You'll be taught by skilled and experienced vets, animal scientists and researchers.
  • Access to working farms, equine and exotic animal facilities will help you develop your knowledge and skills.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers in Bioveterinary Sciences

With a bioveterinary sciences degree, you'll gain clinically-relevant skills and receive high-quality scientific training. Making you suitable for a variety of graduate employment opportunities or further academic study. 

Bioveterinary Sciences graduates find employment in a range of industries including:

  • research institutes
  • government agencies
  • charities
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • conservation
  • ecological organisations
  • animal health and welfare organisations

If you decide to go on to further study, this degree will give you an edge in graduate entry into veterinary or medical degree programmes. It will also prepare you for postgraduate study such as a Masters, PhD, and MSc.

Frequently asked questions

Bioveterinary sciences are the biological and non-clinical veterinary sciences. It includes the study of animal biology and physiology. It also looks at animal science and management, to provide a solid understanding of the practical and scientific considerations of managing animals under human care. This includes a range of scientific and technical skills.

Studying bioveterinary sciences does not permit you to become a vet. However you could apply to study a 4 year graduate entry veterinary degree rather than a traditional 5 year course if you study bioveterinary sciences as a first honours degree. Subject to successfully completing a veterinary degree programme and validation by the RCVS, you will be added to the RCVS register of practising veterinary surgeons.

A bioveterinary sciences degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge for an exciting career. This includes a range of areas such as animal science, research, the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS, government agencies, conservation, ecological or animal welfare organisations.

Fees and Funding

2022/23
UK
First year£11,100 per year
International
Full-time£21,600 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

Partner college

  • University Centre Myerscough is a TEF Gold winning land-based, science, engineering and sports-specialist institution based near Preston in Lancashire.
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This course is based in the School of Veterinary Medicine located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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