Bristol Veterinary School


Bristol’s modern curriculum will introduce you to the structure and function of healthy animals, the mechanisms of disease and furthermore, their clinical management. The importance of professional skills, animal health and welfare and veterinary public health are all themes which are highlighted throughout your time at Bristol and are the themes which underpin all veterinary disciplines. At Bristol vet school you will spend the first three years at the main university campus in Clifton, with at least one day a week spent at the clinical veterinary campus. The fourth and fifth years are taught purely at this separate clinical veterinary campus, with an extended, lecture-free, final clinical year.

Key points

  • No interview
  • Integrated BSc
  • Dual campus teaching

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number +44(0)117 4282744
Course Information
Teaching styleTraditional
Teaching style changes across the 5 years. In the first year, you will be mostly learning via lectures, seminars etc and independent studies. From year 1 to year 4 the amount of time in lectures and seminars decreases whilst the amount of independent studying and placement work increases. The final 2 years are spent entirely on the Langford clinical veterinary campus where you will undergo more practical work along with your rotations in the final year - this final year is practical and clinical for the most part with minimal lectures.
Course length5 years
Integrated into the 5 year course.
Courses offered3 courses offered
BVSc Veterinary Science.
BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry. (4 years)
BVSc Gateway to Veterinary Science. (6 years)
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessYes
The University of Bristol's Veterinary School is involved in a widening participation scheme which allows for contextual offers which currently is a two grade lower offer. They also offer a foundation course as well as a gateway course. Contact the university for more information or to see if you are eligible.
University Life
Local areaBristol
In the pre-clinical years you’ll be living in the universities fantastic accommodation blocks located around the centre of Bristol each with its own entertainment floor. After these opening years you will be moving into local housing around the picturesque Langford Campus in the countryside where you will find all things veterinary such as a fantastic teaching animal hospital and a working farm.
Social lifeThe City of Bristol is well known for its trendy/hipster scene with a plethora of artisan cafes and vegan restaurants along with vibrant bars and clubs which will make for some unique night-life experiences. It’s also a great place for sight-seeing with its hilly roads and the works of Banksy dotted around the place.
Moreover, the incredibly historic and picturesque City of Bath is only a short train journey if you’re looking for a unique excursion on your days off and finally, like the other veterinary schools, Bristol university has many societies so there will probably be one for everyone.
Interview styleNo interviews
Interview datesN/A
Interview topicsN/A
Academic Requirements
GSCESubjects required: N/A
Grades required: Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent).
A-levelSubjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics as well as a third subject of your choosing.
Grades required:
AAA or A*AB– standard offer.
AAC or A*BC – contextual offer.
Retake policyYes
Applications are considered from applicants who are retaking their A-Levels.
Scottish highersSubjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Maths and Physics.
Grades required: AAAA
Scottish advancedSubjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Maths and Physics.
Grades required: AA
IBSubjects required: HL Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths.
Grades required:
36 points
18 at HL, including 6,6 at HL in Chemistry and one of HL Biology, HL Physics or HL Mathematics.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)Grades required: 2:1 in a related or core science subject.
Irish Leaving CertificateSubjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Grades required: H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3
Access to Higher Education DiplomaBreakdown:
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Animal Management, Applied Science, Life Science, Medicine or Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit including:
15 credits in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Maths with at least 12 graded level 3 credits in each at Distinction.
European Baccalaureate
85% overall.
Subjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Grades required:85% with 8.5 in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Birkbeck University Certificate of Higher Education in Subjects Allied to MedicineN/A
Kite-marked level 3 Access courseN/A
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge CertificateRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
BTECSubjects required:Applied Science or Animal Management (with D in science units) alongside A level Chemistry. (at grade A) Grades required: DDD plus A in A level Chemistry.
Cambridge Pre-UBiology and Chemistry and one other subject of your choosing with D3 in each.
Admission AssessmentN/A
Work Experience2 weeks:
1 week (35 hours) in a veterinary practice.
1 week (35 hours) in an animal husbandry setting.
Number of Places150
Number of UK/EU applicants per place11
Number of non-UK/non-EU applicants per place17

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