Veterinary Nursing

BSc (Hons) Full-time

Course Overview

UCAS code: D310
Duration: 4 years
Study type: Full-Time
Napier code: 72151BH

If you like caring for all creatures, great and small, then a career in veterinary nursing could be for you. We offer the only veterinary nursing degree in Scotland, plus a professional qualification and excellent career prospects. You'll graduate as a fully qualified veterinary nurse with an honours degree and be eligible to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a veterinary nurse.

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If you like caring for all creatures, great and small, then a career in veterinary nursing could be for you. We offer the only veterinary nursing degree in Scotland, plus a professional qualification and excellent career prospects. You'll graduate as a fully qualified veterinary nurse with an honours degree and be eligible to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a veterinary nurse.

You'll learn from a combination of practical experience and theory, which is designed to give you an in depth knowledge of all aspects of veterinary nursing. Work placements in RCVS registered veterinary teaching practices make up a large part of the course and give you valuable industry experience which prepares you to move straight into your future career.

You'll develop the skills required to be a fully qualified veterinary nurse including critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You'll also gain good academic study, research and writing skills.

Professionally accredited by:

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

What's it like?

The only veterinary nursing degree in Scotland, plus professional accreditation and excellent career prospects.

Career prospects

We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 95.4% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2013). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out.

This course gives you excellent career prospects as you'll graduate as a fully qualified veterinary nurse. This qualification is accepted not only in the UK but is also recognised in many other countries across the world. Other career opportunities may exist in the following areas:

  • veterinary practice management
  • teaching
  • animal welfare organisations
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • veterinary publishing
  • veterinary nutrition.

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Full-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study (per year)

The fees listed are stated per annum.

Part-time study

The number of modules studied is dependant on the exit that you wish to achieve, for example:

  • A Grad Cert is 60 Credits (3 modules)
  • A Cert HE/Grad Dip/ HND is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • A Dip HE credit is 240 credits (12 modules)
  • A Degree is 360 credits (18 modules)
  • An Honours Degree is 480 credits

Please note that some part-time courses give modular exemptions for previous study and vocational experience. Advice is available during application.

Part-time study (per module)

  • A Postgraduate Certificate is 60 credits (3 modules)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma is 120 credits (6 modules)
  • MBA is 180 credits

Fees Table

Fees displayed are correct at the time of publication but the University Court reserves the right to make changes in fees at any time, and without notice, before or after the student's admission to the University.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and will rise each year during your programme of study, at least in line with inflation.

Other expenses

Working out how much you’ll need to live in Edinburgh while studying will vary depending on your priorities, but there are some things everyone will need to budget for. Check out our guide to living costs.
Funding your study

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specific scholarships for students from India and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Visit our funding pages to find out what you could be eligible for.

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