This programme will provide you with an understanding of those aspects of animal science which underpin both the role and use of animals in society and in modern veterinary and laboratory animal practice.
Years 1 and 2: The first two years of the programme will consist of chemistry, biology, animal husbandry and comparative biomedical sciences such as anatomy and physiology, combined with biomolecular sciences and a wide choice of related subjects.
Years 3 and 4: In year three, the focus will be on pathological sciences (for example infectious disease and molecular oncology), and will embrace the principles and effect of drug action.
The final taught year will include courses on scientific methods, statistics, population medicine, epidemiology and animal welfare, ethics and legislation with a significant research project.
2020 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) including Biology and Chemistry at A and Maths or Physics OR 2 Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus 4 Highers at ABBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry and Maths or Physics (with a min ABBB after S5). It is acceptable to take Biology or Chemistry as a crash Higher in S6 provided Grades ABBB are achieved by the end of S5.
Widening access entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AAAB or AAABB or 2 Advanced Highers including Biology or Chemistry plus 4 Highers at BBBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry and Maths or Physics. It is acceptable to take Biology or Chemistry as a crash Higher in S6. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
Resits are not accepted.
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences