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    Just finished 1st year and I am looking into veterinary science applications following my degree in marine biology. Needing some advise as to how to go about applications, since I won't be applying for a year I just want to be pointed in the right direction. Looking at all uni's including University College Dublin
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    Is there anything in particular that you had questions about? If you're applying as a graduate you'll need at least a 2:1. At some universities e.g. the RVC and Edinburgh you'll be eligible to apply for the four year 'accelerated' course, rather than the five year course.

    There are a few graduate entry vets on here, so I'm sure someone will be able to answer any questions you may have
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    Is there anything in particular that you had questions about? If you're applying as a graduate you'll need at least a 2:1. At some universities e.g. the RVC and Edinburgh you'll be eligible to apply for the four year 'accelerated' course, rather than the five year course.

    There are a few graduate entry vets on here, so I'm sure someone will be able to answer any questions you may have
    I was wondering if you're interviewed/seen any differently? I was looking into going to Dublin uni, and they do things differently so if anyone has any experience of that that'd be great
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    (Original post by harrii_walker)
    I was wondering if you're interviewed/seen any differently? I was looking into going to Dublin uni, and they do things differently so if anyone has any experience of that that'd be great
    If you're applying to the 5 year course anywhere, you'll be interviewed the same as the undergrads. For the four year course, I think the interviews may be held separately to the others, but the format will be the same.

    I don't know much about UCD, sorry.
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    (Original post by harrii_walker)
    I was wondering if you're interviewed/seen any differently? I was looking into going to Dublin uni, and they do things differently so if anyone has any experience of that that'd be great
    I looked into applying to UCD after my degree, they require you to sit the GAMSAT which is not an easy paper to sit, which is why I never bothered applying. Are you a UK applicant or Irish?
    They interview graduate applicants in exactly the same way as undergrad applicants, you don't get any special treatment having done a degree compared to those who have done A-levels and come straight from school. This is a case for all the vet schools.


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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    If you're applying to the 5 year course anywhere, you'll be interviewed the same as the undergrads. For the four year course, I think the interviews may be held separately to the others, but the format will be the same.

    I don't know much about UCD, sorry.
    I have also been quoted £27000 per year from Glasgow, please tell me this is not the same from all universities as it's just out of the question money wise
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    I looked into applying to UCD after my degree, they require you to sit the GAMSAT which is not an easy paper to sit, which is why I never bothered applying. Are you a UK applicant or Irish?
    They interview graduate applicants in exactly the same way as undergrad applicants, you don't get any special treatment having done a degree compared to those who have done A-levels and come straight from school. This is a case for all the vet schools.

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    Im English, just trying to cover all my options. I looked into the GAMSAT exam and it's before I go back to uni (term wise) so it's doablePosted
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    (Original post by harrii_walker)
    I have also been quoted £27000 per year from Glasgow, please tell me this is not the same from all universities as it's just out of the question money wise
    I'm afraid that's pretty standard Edinburgh will be the same. RVC is the cheapest at £9000 per year, but competition is very steep because of that. Funding can also be iffy, as you don't get a student loan and have to pay up front.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    I'm afraid that's pretty standard Edinburgh will be the same. RVC is the cheapest at £9000 per year, but competition is very steep because of that. Funding can also be iffy, as you don't get a student loan and have to pay up front.
    Thats actually horrifying, where did you go?
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    (Original post by harrii_walker)
    Thats actually horrifying, where did you go?
    I'm at the RVC, but as an undergrad.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    I'm at the RVC, but as an undergrad.
    If I go back in as an undergrad surely the fees will be 9000? Ive just looked at Nottingham and they're offering 9000, might be wrong though
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    (Original post by harrii_walker)
    If I go back in as an undergrad surely the fees will be 9000? Ive just looked at Nottingham and they're offering 9000, might be wrong though
    That's a tricky one. As far as I know you can do one year of a course, then change course and still get full funding for another one. You won't be eligible for full funding if you so another year of marine biology, though. If you complete your degree then you'll still have to pay up front, even if you go for the five year course.
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    As LTC has said rightly it's £9000 a year which has to be paid for by yourself if you complete your degree. Glasgow/ed are pretty much out the question as a grad student unless you're loaded. Liverpool/Bristol/Nottingham/RVC are all £9000 a year currently.
    If you complete your degree you will not be eligible for student finance for a second degree, however if you were to drop out of your current degree at this stage without completing, you would be eligible for student finance funding for tuition fees as a normal undergrad student would be, but that means not finishing your current degree unfortunately.


    As a grad student Slovakia is slightly cheaper but then you have to pay for your fees as well as living costs.



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    Hey, I am starting Graduate Entry in UCD this year, if you have any specific questions let me know. The GAMSAT is a pain, but I didn't do all that great in it (got bang on 50th percentile for this year). I only started studying for it properly about a week and a half beforehand so I wasn't expecting to get in. I did alright in my interview and had quite a wide variety of work experience and good references, and 2.1 in my degree, so they obviously consider everything together. It is however very expensive and they only have around 10 places (usually less) for EU applicants each year, the rest is made up of US/Canadian students.
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    (Original post by spacelumps)
    Hey, I am starting Graduate Entry in UCD this year, if you have any specific questions let me know. The GAMSAT is a pain, but I didn't do all that great in it (got bang on 50th percentile for this year). I only started studying for it properly about a week and a half beforehand so I wasn't expecting to get in. I did alright in my interview and had quite a wide variety of work experience and good references, and 2.1 in my degree, so they obviously consider everything together. It is however very expensive and they only have around 10 places (usually less) for EU applicants each year, the rest is made up of US/Canadian students.
    Are you an Irish student? So being English is obviously be counted as an EU student (for now), would I have to be acceptional to get in? How much do you pay a year? Thank you so much for your help
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    (Original post by harrii_walker)
    Are you an Irish student? So being English is obviously be counted as an EU student (for now), would I have to be acceptional to get in? How much do you pay a year? Thank you so much for your help
    Yes I'm Irish. The cost is €19.5k a year. I'm not sure if you have to be exceptional, like I said I didn't do well in the gamsat but made up for it in other parts of the application obviously. They asked me a lot about wildlife work I had done so I think that made me stand out in the pile a bit, they also contacted my newest reference which was a vet I had done work experience with this year. They look at your gamsat, degree grade (need a min. 2.2 to apply), personal statement, work experience and in my case they interviewed but I'm not sure if they interview every EU candidate or not, as I don't know anyone else to ask yet. Take a look at the application form it helps you understand the process a bit better.
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    I'm 2018 grad applicant and I'm only considering English unis because of their "cheap" tuition fees.
    EU unis are cheaper but then you have to pay for everything yourself.
    Here, you're at least eligible for the maintenance loan for 2nd degree that can help you out a bit (do not confuse with tuition fee loan).

    UCD, Glasgow and Edinburgh are breaking my heart with their awfully high tuition fees :bawling:


    Also if you want to apply to the accelerated RVC course make sure you're degree is ok
    From their website "Science degrees that specialise in particular species or body systems, applied science degrees or biological sciences that err away from human or animal science, such as Marine Biology, [........] are often not appropriate for D102 although we are happy to check these for you and/or offer further advice."
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    (Original post by spacelumps)
    Yes I'm Irish. The cost is €19.5k a year. I'm not sure if you have to be exceptional, like I said I didn't do well in the gamsat but made up for it in other parts of the application obviously. They asked me a lot about wildlife work I had done so I think that made me stand out in the pile a bit, they also contacted my newest reference which was a vet I had done work experience with this year. They look at your gamsat, degree grade (need a min. 2.2 to apply), personal statement, work experience and in my case they interviewed but I'm not sure if they interview every EU candidate or not, as I don't know anyone else to ask yet. Take a look at the application form it helps you understand the process a bit better.
    As an Irish student you pay €19000 a year?? Thank you very much, I've got bits and pieces of wildlife and 'different' experience, but I need to update it all
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    Yes because it's graduate entry. You don't get any free fees for a second degree
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    Hey guys! I just got my results for GCSE and was wondering if they would be good enough for Vet Med as I have had my heart set on it for years. I have the minimum but I'm just scared as others have much higher grades than me. I am taking physics as a GCSE during my A levels which will be Chem, Bio and Maths
    Chemistry- A
    biology- A
    Maths- A
    English lit- A
    English lang- B
    Drama- A
    German- B
    R.s- A*
    Art- C
    Any feedback would be appreciated so much! Thank you
 
 
 
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