UCAS code:
BD71

Course type:
Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science

Benefit from our outstanding facilities, including a veterinary nursing clinical skills area, Equine Therapy Centre, small animal house, hydrotherapy treadmill and pool, and commercial farm.

Four years full-time with sandwich year

Like the Foundation degree, completion of this programme will give eligibility to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Veterinary Nursing Register and legally allow you to practice as a Registered Veterinary Nurse*.

By completing the Honours, you will have more opportunities to focus on your areas of interest and engage in research as you are supported to complete an undergraduate dissertation on a topic agreed with your research supervisor.

In your second year, you will complete a work-based clinical placement (currently 1,800 hours) in an approved RCVS veterinary nursing training practice, which will allow you to gain and develop clinical skills.

You’ll also benefit from Hartpury’s outstanding facilities, including a veterinary nursing clinical skills area, Equine Therapy Centre, small animal house, hydrotherapy treadmill and pool and commercial farm. The teaching team are all RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurses with industry experience and the programme is fully accredited by a regulatory body (RCVS).

In the first year, you’ll gain a solid foundation of knowledge through modules in Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Pharmacy Management, Patient Care, Professional Veterinary Nursing Practice and Preparation for Placement. In your second year you will be supported by your clinical coach and tutor to complete your Nursing Progress Log whilst on placement.

You return to Hartpury for your final two years to enhance your theoretical nursing knowledge and develop skills in research and statistical analysis.

*Due to the professional nature of this programme, students will incur some additional costs. See our website for more information.

How to apply for this course

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science

A Level | Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must  include a minimum of two A Levels including A Level Biology and excluding General Studies

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is DMM or equivalent in an Extended Diploma or equivalent biological science subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed

Successful students will need to obtained at least two weeks work experience in a UK veterinary practice

Why study Veterinary Nursing at Hartpury University Centre?

At Hartpury, we take great pride in our specialised provision for veterinary nursing.

We have a reputation for producing high quality, professional veterinary nurses who benefit from our extensive on-site facilities, opportunities to get hands on with a wide range of small animals and horses and excellent work placement opportunities.

Many of our students go on to gain employment in the practice where they complete their work placement year.

You’ll also benefit from Hartpury’s outstanding facilities, including a veterinary nursing clinical skills area, Equine Therapy Centre, small animal house, hydrotherapy treadmill and pool and commercial farm.

The teaching team are all Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Registered Veterinary Nurses with industry experience and the programme is fully accredited by the regulatory body.

When our students graduate, they are considered qualified Veterinary Nurses. That means they are eligible to join the Register of Veterinary Nurses held by the RCVS, which shows employers and the clients they serve – both human and animal – that they are keeping their skills up-to-date and accounting for their professional conduct.

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.