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    I am about to start my second year of my Level 3 diploma in Animal Management. I am re-taking maths as that was the only subject that prevented me from doing the Level 3 Extended Diploma which I know would gain me a place in university if I gained Distinctions. As I'm doing Level 3 I know it's going to be harder for me to get into uni but a lot of my lecturers have said that a Level 3 can get me into a foundation course and then I can bump it up to a Bachelor's degree. I've looked everywhere for a university that offers a foundation degree in Veterinary Medicine but I've had no luck and I can only find Veterinary Nursing. Is there a foundation degree for Veterinary Medicine or do I need to do Veterinary Nursing first and then that can get me into a Veterinary Medicine degree?
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    There's not a foundation degree afaik, but there are gateway courses (RVC, Nottingham and Bristol do these - not sure if some other unis do too). However you have to fill certain criteria for these, which can be found on their websites.
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    (Original post by Aliwilks)
    I am about to start my second year of my Level 3 diploma in Animal Management. I am re-taking maths as that was the only subject that prevented me from doing the Level 3 Extended Diploma which I know would gain me a place in university if I gained Distinctions. As I'm doing Level 3 I know it's going to be harder for me to get into uni but a lot of my lecturers have said that a Level 3 can get me into a foundation course and then I can bump it up to a Bachelor's degree. I've looked everywhere for a university that offers a foundation degree in Veterinary Medicine but I've had no luck and I can only find Veterinary Nursing. Is there a foundation degree for Veterinary Medicine or do I need to do Veterinary Nursing first and then that can get me into a Veterinary Medicine degree?
    There's no foundation course which can then be extended to veterinary medicine, there are however as above has said gateway courses such as year 0 at Liverpool and Nottingham do a preliminary veterinary degree which is 6 years rather than the 5, but places on these are very limited, and you need to meet the criteria for them.

    I did the national diploma in animal management and I'm now a 3rd year at Liverpool, but when I applied upon completing my diploma I was up against a lot of applicants for very few places, and I didn't gain a place unfortunately. I did a degree in bioveterinary science and got in after completing that degree, but I will warn you doing a degree first is an expensive route, with no funding from a second degree students have to find the £9000 for tuition fees themselves. You also need an As level/A level alongside the diploma to be accepted into the 5 year standard course at Liverpool (and for some of the other universities - it's worth checking this)


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