Bioveterinary Science is the study of animal health science, including research into the diagnosis, prevention and management of health issues in animals.
At Writtle, we offer a three or four-year academic programme designed with feedback from industry partners so that the skills and experience gained matches industry need. The programme is a unique blend of the biological sciences relating to animals, the way they work, their health, their diseases and their relationships with humans. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of animal disease and research.
The programme incorporates a strong industry placement in Year 3, for which students are prepared in Years 1 and 2. Every student in this programme will have the opportunity to complete a Royal Society of Biology accredited Home Office PIL A and B course, which means they can obtain a license to work with research animals.
To emphasise the additional specialist skills and experience developed, MSci Bioveterinary Science students will also have the opportunity to complete Royal Society of Biology Project Management training in Year 4. These additional qualifications, and Royal Society of Biology membership for enrolled students, are funded by the University College because we feel they enhance employability.
This course is aligned with the most recent Bioscience and Veterinary Science benchmarks, which ensures that it meets high national standards of academic and vocational excellence in the Veterinary Biosciences. Studying Bioveterinary Science at Writtle means being well prepared for an exciting career in animal health science, whatever that career may be.
Top five reasons to study Bioveterinary at Writtle University College
- You will have the opportunity to obtain Home Office PIL A and B, accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, in the second year, making you much more employable as a graduate.
- You will undertake a research placement or professional practice placement in year three and undertake an independent research project in year four.
- You will have the opportunity to complete a Royal Society of Biology Project Management training course in Year 4.
- You will be able to build on basic scientific principles to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the animal both in health and disease, and will be able to accurately apply practical laboratory and/or field skills and diagnostic techniques.
- You will have access to the latest Bioveterinary Science equipment - including a CatalystOneŽ blood analyser and a scanning IR spectrophotometer - specifically bought for this programme as part of a significant investment in Lab resources.