About the university
The University of Edinburgh
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, founded in 1823 by William Dick. The School is recognised a world leader in veterinary education, research and practice. The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the UK, delivering internationally excellent teaching and research. The Institute won international fame in 1996, when Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and their colleagues created Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.
The five-year undergraduate degree is our main route into veterinary medicine. The five-year Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree will prepare you for many aspects of the veterinary profession. Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh mixes the best of tradition with award winning, progressive teaching. The school offers a broad curriculum where students with engage with large animals, small companions, exotics and wildlife. By having a clear understanding of many different species it allows our students to become flexible, thus more desirable, within the working world.
The School is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), allowing our graduates to practice veterinary medicine throughout the UK, Europe, North America, Australasia and beyond.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Please note that these are the minimum entry requirements necessary in order to be considered eligible for entry to the course. Achievement of these requirements does not guarantee entry to the course.
A. A levels Curriculum
Three A levels: AAA in Chemistry, Biology and one other subject approved for entry to the veterinary degree programme.
If Physics has not been studied to A level, a good pass at GCSE is required.
We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking as a third subject.
Resits of AS level modules are acceptable. In order to be considered candidates must be predicted to gain our minimum entry requirements in A2 subjects. Only candidates who gain or are predicted to gain our minimum entry requirements within the normal 2-year period for A level examinations will be considered.
b. Cambridge Pre-U Diploma Curriculum
D3, D3, D3 (or a combination of D3 and A level grade A) in Chemistry, Biology and one other University-approved subject.
c. International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IDBP) – The minimum entry requirement is 38 points. This must include: Higher level in Chemistry, Biology and either Maths or Physics 766 or better in all higher level subjects with 7 in Chemistry. Where Higher level Maths or Physics is not possible, another subject at Higher level may be accepted, subject to approval. In this case, you will also need 6 at Standard level in Maths or Physics. If Physics does not form part of the IB Diploma, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum SQA standard Grade 2 or GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.
d. American Curriculum
Advanced Placements (APs) – 3 Aps required all at 4 or above in Chemistry, Biology and either Maths/Physics. If Physics has not been studied as part of the AP examinations, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum of SQA Standard Grade 2 or GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.
e. UAE government curriculum
For Veterinary Medicine we expect students to achieve the required grades within one sitting. Applicants with the Tawjihiyya (Secondary School Certificate) will be required to complete a foundation year.
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