Bioveterinary Sciences (Foundation Entry)
Open the door to an exciting veterinary career with our foundation degree in Bioveterinary Sciences. Once complete you'll have the opportunity to progress on to our BSc programmes.
Veterinary science is an exciting, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary field. Working to achieve improved animal health and welfare.
This vet foundation course highlights the connections between animal health and welfare as well as their environment and management.
The subject incorporates animal biology and ecology. Providing you with an understanding suited to many other life science and biomedical degree courses.
Why study with us
- This foundation veterinary degree offers a core science base. It's been specifically designed to give you the best chance of entry into veterinary-related courses.
- You’ll learn from an expert team of veterinary and animal science lecturers.
- Our curriculum is interactive and practical, focusing on developing your skills as well as your knowledge.
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What you'll do
- You’ll study in our new veterinary school in the heart of Preston allowing you to integrate with a community of like-minded students.
- Gain experience with a broad range of animal species at our partner Myerscough College & University Centre.
- On our foundation vet course, you'll have access to some fantastic facilities. And study using a variety of innovative technology to develop your knowledge and skills.
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.
Visit us on a university Open Day
Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.Register for an Open Day
View our vet course facilities
Meet the team
Next steps after your foundation bioveterinary sciences degree
This course will prepare you for further study in veterinary and life sciences at honours level. You could progress onto our BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Sciences course and gain a full honours degree in just two years.
Fees and Funding
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.
Frequently asked questions
Bioveterinary sciences are the biological and non-clinical veterinary sciences. Bioveterinary science 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.
If you successfully pass your foundation entry year, you will have the opportunity to progress onto our 2-year accelerated BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Sciences course. This allows you to gain a full honours degree in just 2 years rather than the traditional 3 years.
A bioveterinary sciences degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge for an exciting career in a range of areas including animal science, research, the pharmaceutical industry, the NHS, government agencies, conservation, ecological or animal welfare organisations.
- 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 located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
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