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BSc (Hons)

Bioveterinary Sciences

2 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Our accelerated Bioveterinary Sciences degree is delivered over two years. It's a unique opportunity to gain an animal science-based degree enhanced with practical and research skills.

Why study with us

  • We are the only UK vet school operating alongside programmes in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and optometry.
  • Our accelerated programme means you'll graduate quicker, ready to enter employment.
  • We've partnered with Myerscough College & University Centre so you can blend theory with practical experience.

Bioveterinary Sciences Career Pathways

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What you'll do

  • You'll have access to specialised facilities such as bioveterinary 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

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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Meet the team

Hear from our students

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. 

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

Full-time£11,100 per year
Full-time£23,000 per year
Full-time£11,100 per year
Full-time£25,000 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

Partner college

  • University Centre Myerscough is a TEF Gold winning land-based, science, engineering and sports-specialist institution based near Preston in Lancashire.

This course is based in the School of Veterinary Medicine

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page