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    Undergraduate

    Veterinary Bioscience

    Course overview

    The Foundation Year Programme offers a route to undergraduate study: giving you the skills, confidence and resilience required to succeed in Higher Education. After successful completion of this year, you will be eligible to progress onto the first year of BSc (Hons) Veterinary Bioscience.

    You will learn key skills and knowledge, both core and subject-specific, and how your chosen area of study fits into the challenges and opportunities of the modern global landscape. Through reflective approaches, you will develop and monitor your own personal learning journey.  

    This programme will help you build on a foundation of skills and knowledge developed in the classroom and practical/vocational environment. This will enable you to undertake independent and collaborative tasks, supported by workshops, masterclasses (in person and online – delivered by internal and external experts) and targeted individual mentoring.     

    Your Foundation Year involves varied assessments that develop your personal skillset and also that relate to the programme you will progress onto. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge and skills through verbal, written, practical and collaborative tasks that will provide a broad underpinning for your ongoing academic journey.  

    Entry requirements

    You will require six passes (grade C / 4 or above) at GCSE level, including Maths, English Language and a science subject, or five passes (grade C / 4 or above) at GCSE level, including Maths, English Language and a science subject if you also hold some level 3 qualification(s). Additionally, students must be at least 17½ years of age at the time of registration. 

    Progression criteria

    • To progress to BSc (Hons) Veterinary Bioscience there are no additional entry requirements.
    • To transfer to BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing, you will need to achieve an average of 60% across the Foundation Year Programme with no less than 60% in the Life Sciences module. Transferring students must also meet Veterinary Nursing vocational and fitness to practice requirements prior to enrolment on the VN programme.
    • To transfer to BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy you will need to achieve an average of 60% across the Foundation Year Programme with no less than 60% in the following modules: Life Sciences/Skills Portfolio/Individual Project. Transferring students must also meet fitness to practice requirements prior to enrolment on VP programme.

    Course key info

    Veterinary physiotheraphy overview  ❯

    UCAS code XD03

    Institution code: H12

    Duration

    1 year for foundation, five years to complete BSc(Hons)

    Location

    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)

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    Course modules

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    For course related enquiries please contact:

    Admissions
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 000
    Email: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk

    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.

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