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BSc (Hons)

Bioveterinary Sciences (Foundation Entry)

3 years
September 2024

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.
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Bioveterinary Sciences Career Pathways

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Iain Richards teaching in a lab with bioveterinary sciences students
Iain Richards teaching in a lab with bioveterinary sciences students

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.


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

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Dr Heather Bacon OBE
Dean of Veterinary Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine

Heather is a veterinary surgeon with extensive experience of veterinary practice across a range of sectors including private practice, charity work and academia. Heather has worked in the UK and internationally and has a particular interest in veterinary skills training, clinical…

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Iain Richards
Senior Lecturer - Animal Life
School of Veterinary Medicine

Iain is an innovative, enquiring veterinarian who combines 30 years’ clinical experience of all major species into a wider understanding of how ecology and ecosystem health affect animal and human epidemiology.

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£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£11,100 per year
First year£21,000 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

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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

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