Royal Veterinary College

Course Introduction

At the RVC we are uniquely dedicated to veterinary science and education, and share your passion for animal welfare. The RVC has the, currently unique, distinction of being the only veterinary school in the world to hold full accreditation from The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) The European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE) The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc (AVBC)

Course Modules

Years 1 and 2: basic veterinary sciences; animal health and handling; animal husbandry extramural studies. Years 3 and 4: clinical science; clinical skills; research project; intra mural rotations; clinical extra mural studies. Year 5: practical skills; problem based learning.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 years
Full Time
BVetMed £33,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Full Time
BVetMed £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAABB
  • BMAT
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB-AA
  • Diploma (14-19)
  • Professional Qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma DDD
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • International qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
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 91%

£26,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

91% Go on to work and/or study

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 77%

Total Coursework: 12%

Total Practical: 11%

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

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