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BSc (Hons)

Bioveterinary Sciences (Foundation Entry)

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Open the door to an exciting career with our foundation degree in Bioveterinary Sciences. Once complete you'll have the opportunity to progress on to our BSc programmes.

Why study with us

  • This foundation bioveterinary 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.

Bioveterinary Sciences Career Pathways

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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 bioveterinary sciences course, you'll have access to some fantastic facilities. And study using a variety of innovative technology to 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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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

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£11,100 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£23,000 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£11,100 per year
First year£16,400 for the first 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.

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.

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