Bristol launches four-year degree

Applicants with a relevant science qualification will be able to study to become a vet at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences from 2019.
The University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences has launched a four-year training programme for aspiring vets to fast track their learning.
In line with other UK veterinary schools, such as the RVC and The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, the course – Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry – has been created for graduates in a relevant science subject and enables completion of the BVSc in four years instead of five.

Innovation in education

The University of Bristol has described the move as a response to calls for innovation in veterinary education, while upholding best practice in adult education to support independent, self-directed and collaborative learning.
The first cohort students will begin the course in September 2019.
Designed specifically for graduate learners, the programme will see students guided through case-based, tutor facilitated teaching and learning.


Richard Hammond, head of the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Sciences, said: “As someone who was a graduate entry veterinary student myself, I feel passionately about providing opportunities to those who make the choice to train as a vet later in their educational journey.
“This new programme – delivered in purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities – will focus on a more student-centred, case-based approach in small groups, with lots of tutor contact and support.”