Entry Requirements

The programme is open to applicants who meet the following criteria for recruitment:


A member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


The holding of an honours degree in Animal Health or Equine Science or other University-level degree where the programme leader is satisfied that the animal experience of the applicant is sufficient to successfully complete the programme


Students who do not hold an animal science degree but have degree level qualifications and significant animal experience may apply for this programme under the Assessment of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) system.


All students must satisfy the interviewers of their aptitude for animal work.

Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus and hold a GCSE pass in English Language at Grade C or above (or equivalent) and a GCSE pass in Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent) or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). The initial offer standard may vary from year to year.

For applicants who do not speak English as their first language a score of 6 in the IELTS is required (with no unit less than 5.5 in the IELTS examination) or demonstrate equivalence.