Institution code: H12
5 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A four year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience.
Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)
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Extended degree programmes are a means of accessing degree study should you not meet the entry requirements for honours degree programmes.
The extended degree in Veterinary Bioscience provides a preparatory year for students hoping to progress to veterinary bioscience, veterinary nursing or veterinary physiotherapy degrees.
Candidates will be assessed at the end of their first year of study and progress to either an ordinary degree (BSc Veterinary Bioscience only), or Honours Degree (BSc Hons). Progression will be based on prior qualifications, preparatory year performance and, for some routes, a fitness to practice assessment.
You must be at least 17½ years old and have six GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English language, maths and science (or 5 GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above, to include English language, maths and science if you also have a level 3 qualification such as A level or BTEC).
The required GCSEs must be completed prior to application.
Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview where they will be able to discuss their course choice in more detail.
To continue onto BSc Veterinary Bioscience from this course, students will need to achieve the minimum pass mark of 40% overall.
To progress onto BSc (Hons) Veterinary Bioscience from this course, students will need to achieve at least 60% overall with no additional requirements.
To progress onto BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing from this course, students will need to achieve at least 60% overall and have completed 4 weeks work experience in a Veterinary Practice. Students will also need to have completed a Fitness to Practice assessment prior to enrolment.
To progress onto BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy from this course, students will need to achieve at least 60% overall. Students will also need to have A2 Biology at grade C and completed at least 4 weeks relevant work experience prior to starting the course.
A separate extended degree programme is being developed as a gateway to the BVetMS course delivered by the Harper & Keele Veterinary School. Visit the vet school website to register your interested in learning more about this route when information becomes available.
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