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96 UCAS points (including grade C in a Science subject). A minimum of 5 GCSE's at grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science.

Applicants who are over 21 years of age and meet the minimum entry requirements (five GCSEs at grade C or above in Mathematics, English Language, a Science plus two others) but do not hold further qualifications, and are able to show high levels of ability and experience within the veterinary care sector (evidenced by a supportive reference by a Veterinary Practice Principal), are invited to apply.

Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications.

Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.

To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest regional office for support.

Work placements

It is important that all applicants have a first-hand appreciation of the veterinary profession and its work so you will spend 50% of the course, minimum of two weeks (10 days) in veterinary practice and there are placements during each year of study. You will be supported by a trained clinical coach in the practice (a Registered Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Surgeon).

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visas and immigration page for further information.

English language requirements for international students

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 7.0.

Please note: For those that require a Tier 4 Visa, there is a UKVI requirement of a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

The demand for places on this programme is extremely high and as a consequence selection is competitive.

Offers of places are given through a process of initial application and academic assessment, group interview and discussion and written assessment. Applicants with a keen interest in enjoying a career in veterinary nursing and who can demonstrate a caring and professional approach to their work are likely to be of most interest to admission tutors.

Prior to applying for this programme, please ensure you read the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Disability Guidance on the Recruitment of Veterinary Nurse Students.

For more information, please view our How to apply tab.

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