Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
To apply for entry into either year, you will need to be registered to practice as a Veterinary Nurse / Veterinary Technician with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Veterinary Council of Ireland or with the appropriate Veterinary Nursing Professional body in your country of residence/Professional Practice.
In order to be eligible for year 3 entry, you will need either one of the following qualifications or an equivalent:
- HND Veterinary Nursing (including RCVS VN certificate) with B in the graded unit
- Foundation Degree Veterinary Nursing with grade Merit (including RCVS VN Certificate)
- RCVS Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma
In order to be eligible for year 4 entry, you will need:
- NFQ Veterinary Nursing Qualification at level 6 with grade Merit
English language requirements
As all learning, teaching and assessment activities are conducted in English, if your first language is not English you must have a minimum Internatinal English Language Testing System score of 7.00, with all four elements have a score of at least 7.0. The IELTS 7.0 is required by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and no other English Language tests will be accepted.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
- BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
- BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study.
Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.
Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies