Royal Veterinary College

Course Modules

Year 1: Professional development and clinical skills 1; clinical nursing practice 1; clinical nursing practice 2; veterinary nursing applied science 1; veterinary nursing applied science 2. Year 2: Professional development and clinical skills 2; emergency, critical care nursing and anaesthesia; diagnostic techniques. Year 3: Professional development and clinical skills 3; applied nursing care; professional practice. Year 4: Professional studies; research methods; final year project; 1 option from; entrepreneurship and business planning; pharmacology; teaching and assessment; pathology; or, 1 option from; anaesthesia incorporating analgesia; emergency and critical care nursing incorporating fluid therapy; surgical nursing incorporating wound management; diagnostic imaging; medical nursing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,610  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BCD
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • Professional Qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBCCC
  • International qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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98% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

77% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 37
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 13

9% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 41%

Total Coursework: 59%

£3,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£3,600 - £4,800
Typical cost of private accommodation