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, you will need to be registered to practice as a Veterinary Nurse / Veterinary Technician in your country of residence.
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 (including RCVS VN Certificate)
- HND Veterinary Nursing with B in the graded unit (Trimester 2)
- Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing with grade Merit (Trimester 2)
In order to be eligible for year 4 entry, you will need:
- NFQ Veterinary Nursing Qualification at level 6 with grade Merit
In addition Candidates should be eligible to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Veterinary Council of Ireland or with the appropriate Veterinary Nursing Professional body in the country where Practice elective is planned.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS of 7.0 or above and with no element lower than 6.5. This is in accordance with Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) regulations 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