Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine


The University of Surrey will offer you a course with an emphasis on a practical hands-on approach to learning. This is accomplished through the utilisation of its state of the art animal handling teaching facility and its second to none partner networking scheme which connects you with a plethora industry links, real working animal environments and incredible placement opportunities which you will be free to make the most of. In addition, with its leading research facilities, Surrey pays particular attention to laboratory work, thus will teach you a superior level of laboratory based skills which will undoubtedly make you stand out from the crowd in the veterinary world, upon graduation.

Key points

  • Vast partner-network scheme
  • Modern facilities
  • High student satisfaction

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01483 683882
Course Information
Teaching style Traditional/Practical
Surrey’s Veterinary Medicine course follows the traditional route meaning the first 3 years are non-clinical consisting mostly of animal handling training, lab training and theory. Only in years 4 and 5 will you begin your clinical work. However, throughout the first 3 years you will be taught mostly in a practical manner that will take full advantage of their research facilities and their vast partner networking scheme giving you the opportunity to learn practically in realistic working animal environments.
Course length5 years
Integrated into the 5 year course.
Courses offered1 course offered
Undergraduate and graduate entry.
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessYes
Surrey Veterinary School is involved in a widening participation scheme which offers bursaries for students from poorer backgrounds as well as contextual offers for lower grades which will take difficult personal circumstances into consideration. Contact Surrey Veterinary School to see if you are eligible.
University Life
Local area Guildford
The veterinary medicine course is located on one of the two campuses which are approximately 5 minutes walking distance from each other. Everything you need for your course can be found on-campus however you may be living in either of these 2 picturesque locations. The surrounding area is the city of guildford based in the heart of Surrey.
Social lifeThe University of Surrey boasts a new, state of the art sports centre with facilities for a huge variety of different activities so if you are that-way inclined you can be sure Surrey will satisfy. In the surrounding area, Guildford, you will find plenty of vibrant pubs, bars and clubs to entertain you on your nights out along with a fantastic live-music venue, G-Live, which attracts many world renowned artists year-round.
Interview styleMMI
The MMI consists of eight 6 minute stations.
Interview dates November - January
Interview topics
  • Ethical Station.
  • Roleplay (Teaching).
  • Workplace situational problem solving.
  • Professionalism in the workplace.
  • Outside of the box (unpredictable).
  • Roleplay (hypothetical situational problem solving).
  • Personality Questionnaire.
Academic Requirements
GSCESubjects required: Chemistry, Biology and Physics (or double science).
Grades required: Five subjects at Grade A(7) including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (or double science). English Language and Mathematics at Grade B(5).
A-levelSubjects required: Biology and Chemistry.
Grades required: AAB
Biology (A) Chemistry (A) and a third subject of your choosing (B).
A pass is required in the science practical endorsement.
Retake policy Yes
Applications are considered from applicants who are retaking their A-Levels and also those who have previously applied but were unsuccessful are considered as well.
Scottish highersSubjects required: Biology and Chemistry.
Grades required: AAABB (Biology and Chemistry at grade A).
Scottish advancedN/A
IBSubjects required: HL6/SL7 in Biology and Chemistry.
Grades required: Overall 34 to include 6 in HL Biology and HL Chemistry.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)Grades required: Minimum 2:1 in a bioscience related subject (if your degree doesn’t meet their biology and chemistry requirements they will look into your A levels).
Irish Leaving CertificateSubjects required: Biology and Chemistry.
Grades required: H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3
Access to Higher Education DiplomaBreakdown:
15 level 3 credits in Biology (Distinction).
15 level 3 credits in Chemistry (Distinction).
The remaining 15 credits at distinction may be in a subject of your choosing.
Birkbeck University Certificate of Higher Education in Subjects Allied to MedicineDistinction overall with distinction in all Biology and Chemistry Modules.
Kite-marked level 3 Access courseN/A
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge CertificateBiology and Chemistry with a pass overall with AAB from the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels.
BTECSubjects required: Animal/Science related subject area (along with an A in A level Chemistry).
Grades required: DDD + A (A level).
Cambridge Pre-UN/A
Admission AssessmentN/A
Work ExperienceMinimum 4 weeks:
1 week in a general veterinary practice.
Remaining weeks can include farm, stable yard, kennels, rescue centre, research laboratory or abattoir work.
Number of Places150
Number of UK/EU applicants per place8
Number of non-UK/non-EU applicants per place17

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