2024 entry

BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry (D102)

Course overview

BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry (D102)

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS, VMCAS

Apply through VMCAS (international applicants only) or UCAS (home and international applicants). We will send you an additional application form if you pass the initial academic screening.

We guarantee full and fair consideration to all applications received by 15 September 2023 for applications through VMCAS, or 16 October 2023, which is the standard UCAS application deadline for veterinary courses in the UK.


£9,250 per year, home students

£39,200 per year, international students

Students should be aware that vacation extra mural studies (EMS) is a mandatory component of any UK veterinary curriculum. These may incur transport and accommodation costs.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Langford campus, Placements

Graduates of our BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry degree will be able to practise as a Veterinary Surgeon in the United Kingdom and several other countries. The qualification gained is equivalent to the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and the course is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The Bristol Graduate Entry BVSc is an accelerated, four-year veterinary degree taught primarily at the Langford campus. Situated in rural North Somerset, a short bus ride away from the vibrant cultural hub that is Bristol city centre. Students can enjoy the onsite café, gym, student barn and abundant green spaces, alongside our much-celebrated welcoming and supportive community of staff and students.

Bristol Veterinary School is home to a range of extensive facilities including new purpose-built anatomy and post-mortem facilities, an award-winning clinical skills lab, a dairy farm and Langford Vets multidisciplinary small animal referral hospital, farm animal and small animal practices, and diagnostic labs, with an equine practice nearby. You will also benefit from access to our celebrated team of clinical demonstrators, who will nurture you to develop confident practical skills.

We partner with other organisations to ensure students have ample experience across a wide range of species, such as opportunities to work in equine hospitals, the charity sector and with exotic species.

Bristol Veterinary School holds accreditations from the following professional bodies:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)

This means that graduates of Bristol Veterinary School’s Veterinary Science Programmes can practice in the UK, as well as multiple countries around the world.

The RCVS have a mutual agreement with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) and the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC), which means graduates of Bristol Veterinary School's Veterinary Science programmes are also able to practise in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa.

For full information on Bristol Veterinary School's accreditations, please visit the accreditation page.

Please note this course has an early start date with term starting late August/early September.

See further key information about our veterinary courses on the Bristol Veterinary School website.

Course structure

The first two years are delivered primarily through case-based, tutor-facilitated, small-group teaching and learning. This is a distinctive student-led approach that sets the programme apart from other graduate entry courses in the UK.

In the first and second years you will study the integrated structure and function of animals, principles of disease, clinical veterinary science and professional studies. This is all taught via case-based learning, complemented by lectures and practicals.

The course integrates with the final two years of our five-year BVSc Veterinary Science degree towards the end of the second year and you will further develop your skills in clinical sciences and professional studies.

Students are hands-on from the start of the curriculum, engaging in teaching and placements in a range of settings including veterinary practices, farms and our on-site abattoir.

An extended final clinical year includes on-site and off-site placements with our educational partners. In final year, students develop their clinical skills with the support of experienced veterinary surgeons, including some shifts outside normal working hours. Throughout the programme students also spend time on farms and in veterinary practices during vacations (Extra-Mural Studies; EMS), as required by the RCVS.

For more information on course requirements please refer to the admissions statement.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

Additional requirements

Undergraduate bachelor's degree (first or 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant science subject.

Selection process

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