What will I learn?

**Qualify as a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Registered Veterinary Nurse. Specialise in companion-animal nursing. Uncover new knowledge with a research-based dissertation and qualify with a full BSc (Hons) degree.**This degree provides a fantastic opportunity for you to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse, whilst advancing your own and the industry's knowledge through research and clinical coaching. You'll advance your knowledge of an industry relevant area that interests you through live research and statistical analysis. Students have the opportunity to publish research with lecturers and present at industry conferences. On successful completion of your final year, you'll be eligible to join the RCVS Veterinary Nursing Registrar and begin practicing as a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse.**Industry opportunities**In your second year, you’ll complete a work-based clinical placement (currently 1,800 hours) in an approved RCVS equine veterinary nursing training practice. This will allow you to develop clinical skills ready for qualifying. We have excellent partnerships with local and national veterinary practices.This course is ideal for those who are passionate about working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse whilst improving industry practices through evidence based research.**Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons-accredited**This course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). This means that, on graduation, you’ll be eligible to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses and practise as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. On joining the course, you’ll need to enrol as a Student Veterinary Nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).Anyone considering a career as a veterinary nurse is recommended to read the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Fitness to Practise guidance which provides useful information about specific characteristics required to be accepted on an accredited course.

Which department am I in?

Veterinary Nursing

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (13,42,228) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Hartpury House,




GL19 3BE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold High School Graduation Diploma (with a minimum 3.0 GPA), plus three Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations at grade 3 or higher will be considered. This must include science, if applying for a science degree. We also require a minimum of 600 in writing, critical reading and mathematical elements in the SAT or a score of 26 or higher in the ACT test. Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 prior to entry onto the programme considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.