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    Is there any funding for veterinary medicine as a second degree?

    The thing is, I have a first class BSc but it isn't in a biological sciences subject (physics) so graduate courses won't accept me. I have AABB at A level, and I think entry requirements are usually AAA? I could sit another A level if necessary, but I would like to know if there is any funding for Vet Med as a second degree, as I don't have £45,000 to pay upfront over the 5 years.

    Thanks for any help
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    (Original post by michelleworth)
    Is there any funding for veterinary medicine as a second degree?

    The thing is, I have a first class BSc but it isn't in a biological sciences subject (physics) so graduate courses won't accept me. I have AABB at A level, and I think entry requirements are usually AAA? I could sit another A level if necessary, but I would like to know if there is any funding for Vet Med as a second degree, as I don't have £45,000 to pay upfront over the 5 years.

    Thanks for any help
    The short of it, no. There’s no student loan for tuition fees, you get a maintenance loan but unfortunately not tuition. You do however get tuition fee loan for years 4 and 5, but that still leaves you with 3 x £9000 to pay before reaching 4th year. A level requirements vary depending on the university and the year of application, however with a degree you only have to have the Chem A level anyway, but the grade you’ll have to research yourself, it’s either A at as level or B at a level or something like that. You don’t have to pay the money upfront, however you do have to pay £3000 in 3 instalments.

    Most manage by saving, having family help, or working during the degree but that’s not easy either.
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    Hi, as above the short answer is no unfortunately.

    This document summarises the situation quite well (by the RVC and aimed at people applying for their 4 year graduate entry course but the info in terms of funding for a second degree is still fairly relevant) -

    https://www.rvc.ac.uk/Media/Default/...FOR%20UK-1.pdf

    I was under the impression no tuition loan was possible for Vet Med as a second degree but if you could get one in your final years as above I suppose that would ease the burden somewhat.
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    (Original post by Popsicle_pirate)
    Hi, as above the short answer is no unfortunately.

    This document summarises the situation quite well (by the RVC and aimed at people applying for their 4 year graduate entry course but the info in terms of funding for a second degree is still fairly relevant) -

    https://www.rvc.ac.uk/Media/Default/...FOR%20UK-1.pdf

    I was under the impression no tuition loan was possible for Vet Med as a second degree but if you could get one in your final years as above I suppose that would ease the burden somewhat.
    It’s something we figured out we were allowed when we got into our 4th year. It’s because the initial degree done is always 3 years long, and the vet degree is 5/6, therefore students have only had 3/5 or 6 years of that funding. It’s not something SFE make public knowledge they are sneaky about it, we had to ring up and ask/apply and hope for the best then actually got confused when it was accepted.
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    It’s something we figured out we were allowed when we got into our 4th year. It’s because the initial degree done is always 3 years long, and the vet degree is 5/6, therefore students have only had 3/5 or 6 years of that funding. It’s not something SFE make public knowledge they are sneaky about it, we had to ring up and ask/apply and hope for the best then actually got confused when it was accepted.
    Good for you! I had no idea about this but it makes total sense!
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    (Original post by SilverstarDJ)
    Good for you! I had no idea about this but it makes total sense!
    Feel totally more at ease knowing my poor mother doesn’t have to shell out another £18,000 for 4th and 5th year! I’ve already got enough debt to pay back to her haha!
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    Feel totally more at ease knowing my poor mother doesn’t have to shell out another £18,000 for 4th and 5th year! I’ve already got enough debt to pay back to her haha!

    Hi, I had called student finance before and asked about this but they said they wouldnt fund the fourth and fifth years either since I already had a degree in maths and it would be at the same level but since you’re saying you actually were entitled to it do you think I was misinformed? I really want to study vet med but it looks like it will financially challenge me, and you’ve given me some hope
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    (Original post by ss504)
    Hi, I had called student finance before and asked about this but they said they wouldnt fund the fourth and fifth years either since I already had a degree in maths and it would be at the same level but since you’re saying you actually were entitled to it do you think I was misinformed? I really want to study vet med but it looks like it will financially challenge me, and you’ve given me some hope
    Challenge them on it. You’ve only had 3 years of funding and other non grad students get 5 years, even 6. They’ve definitely paid out to my friend as well.
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    Challenge them on it. You’ve only had 3 years of funding and other non grad students get 5 years, even 6. They’ve definitely paid out to my friend as well.
    Hey, I did some further research on this and read that apparently some universities award students with a BSc after the third year and then a BVSc after the final two years. I was just wondering wether you were awarded with a BSc after your third year as maybe that is why you were able to get a tuition fee loan for the final 2 years, as its at a higher level than your first degree?
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    (Original post by ss504)
    Hey, I did some further research on this and read that apparently some universities award students with a BSc after the third year and then a BVSc after the final two years. I was just wondering wether you were awarded with a BSc after your third year as maybe that is why you were able to get a tuition fee loan for the final 2 years, as its at a higher level than your first degree?
    Nope. Liverpool don’t do a BSc after three years, that’s Notts as far as I’m aware. I already have a BSc from my previous degree and now doing the 5 year BVSc
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    (Original post by Lizziefickling)
    Nope. Liverpool don’t do a BSc after three years, that’s Notts as far as I’m aware. I already have a BSc from my previous degree and now doing the 5 year BVSc
    Oh i see. I guess I’ll have to try my luck as student finance are useless. Thanks alot for you help
 
 
 
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