Veterinary Nursing Science (final year top-up) (BSc (Hons))

Nottingham Trent University

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

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About Veterinary Nursing Science (final year top-up) at Nottingham Trent University

This course is aimed at experience qualified veterinary nurses with a level 5 qualification and at graduates from the FdSc Veterinary Nursing course. It allows you to develop your academic qualification to the level of an honours degree, widening your career options and earning potential in the veterinary sector.

Why choose this course?

  • The course is delivered via blended learning, with specific attendance days.
  • You will have access to our purpose-built Veterinary Nursing Centre and Animal Unit on our stunning Brackenhurst Campus.
  • You'll be taught by our Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)-registered veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons.
  • Widen your career options in the veterinary sector with a further qualification and greater experience and understanding of the area.

How you're taught

The course uses a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that you can demonstrate the range of learning outcomes. Subject knowledge and understanding are mainly tested through assignments, reports, projects, presentations and case studies.

As this course is delivered through blending learning, it is essential that you have reliable internet access.

Careers and employability

This degree has been developed in consultation with our industry partners to develop skilled graduates for positions in referral practices and veterinary hospitals, as well as roles such as supervision of hospital wards and training of other nursing or support staff.

The course also opens up opportunities outside of veterinary practices, such as in research establishments, laboratories, universities, colleges, zoos, pharmaceutical companies, breeding and boarding establishments, pet food companies and rehabilitation centres.

Alternatively you may wish to pursue a career overseas, where there is a growing demand for UK qualified veterinary professionals in developing countries.


Where do you study?

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences is located on Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus – an idyllic, 200-hectare estate in a rural setting, approximately 14 miles from Nottingham. It is close to the picturesque market town of Southwell and has good public transport and road links with Nottingham.

Brackenhurst boasts a fantastic, purpose-built residence, which is at the heart of the campus. It gives you easy access to all the facilities on site. Other facilities include the Bramley building – a modern teaching centre equipped with laboratories and lecture spaces.

You will have access to the on-site Careers Service, computing resources, cafe and bar, shop and sports pitches. You are also just a short journey away from all the events, entertainment, clubs and societies that Nottingham city centre has to offer.

NTU's Veterinary Nursing Centre

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' (RCVS) accredited Veterinary Nursing Centre is a purpose-built simulated veterinary practice, giving students a real-life feel to their studies.

Students are supported and taught by our excellent RCVS registered Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary Surgeons at all times during their course.


We have a 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus library. The library building uses energy-efficient and low-carbon initiatives such as photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, intelligent lighting control, heat-reclaim ventilation during winter, renewable cladding materials, locally sourced materials and water-leak detection systems.

Our biodiversity analysis of the library site highlighted the need to check for protected species such as bats and great crested newts. We've created new ponds, fence-ringed areas and bespoke habitats as part of our mitigation strategy.

Our library is also accessible online with a growing number of e-books.

Green Flag status

Brackenhurst campus has been awarded Green Flag status, a national award recognising green spaces throughout the country. We received the award along with other notable green spaces such as Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park and St James' Park.

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Notes about fees for this course

The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.

The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.

The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.

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