The School of Veterinary Medicine is located on the 80 hectare
Garscube campus at the Northwest boundary of the city, four miles from the
University’s Gilmorehill campus. The School was founded in 1862 and gained
independent Faculty status in 1969. In 2010, the Faculty translated from the
“Faculty of Veterinary Medicine” to the “School of Veterinary Medicine” within
the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. The School has a 190
hectare commercial farm and research centre at Cochno, 15 minutes from the
Garscube campus (5 miles north).
The city of Glasgow has a population
of around 600,000 and is Scotland’s largest city. One of Europe’s liveliest
places with a varied and colorful cultural and social life, it can cater to
every taste. Situated on the River Clyde, Glasgow has excellent road and rail
links to the rest of the UK and air services to a wide range of destinations,
both home and overseas.
Wherever you come from, you can
be sure of building friendships that last a lifetime at Glasgow. According to
travel guide Lonely Planet, Glasgow is one of the world’s top ten cities.
The School has approximately 199
staff (academic, research, and support) with an additional 65 postgraduate
research students, 30 postgraduate clinical scholars, and 600 undergraduate
The school is pre-eminent in
teaching, research, and clinical provision, and attracts students, researchers,
and clinicians from around the world. Our internationally accredited school
provides an expert referral centre via the Small Animal Hospital, the Weipers
Centre for Equine Welfare, and the Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health
& Welfare for animal owners and referring practitioners throughout the UK.
In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the grade point average for our
research activity was the highest in Scotland and joint highest in the UK,
reaffirming our position as one of the country’s leading veterinary schools.
Following the first ever
international UK accreditation visit to be undertaken conjointly between the
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, the Royal
College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of
Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), and the Australasian
Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) in April 2013, the University of Glasgow’s
School of Veterinary Medicine has achieved full accreditation for a further
period of seven years.
The BVMS programme is based on
integration of clinical and science subject areas and has a spiral course
structure, meaning that you will revisit topics as you progress through the
programme, each time with increasing clinical focus. In conjunction, there is a
vertical theme of professional and clinical skills development to help you
acquire the personal qualities and skills you will need in professional
The programme is delivered over
five years and is divided into three phases. Years 1 and 2, Foundation Phase,
Years 3 and 5, Clinical Phase, Year 5, Professional Phase.
In the recent Research Excellence
Framework 2014 (REF2014), the Grade Point Average for Glasgow’s veterinary and
animal health research activity was ranked top amongst the UK veterinary
schools, and in 2015, QS World University Rankings ranked the veterinary school
seventh in the world for veterinary medicine.
SPECIAL GLASGOW FEATURE
In common with all veterinary students in the UK, you will be
required to undertake an additional 38 weeks of extra-mural studies (EMS)
during your vacation time. The first period of 12 weeks is dedicated to gaining
further experience of the management and handling of domestic animals. After
this initial period is completed, you start the clinical period of 26 weeks,
which can be used to gain experience in veterinary professional environments.
Satisfactory completion of EMS is a requirement for graduation.
For specific application information (availability, deadlines,
fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed
Due to recent changes in immigration legislation, students from the
U.S. (who are planning to come to the UK for more than 6 months) are now
required to obtain an entry clearance certificate prior to entering the UK. For
further information on entry to the UK, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa. Students must also be able to ensure adequate financial
support for the duration of their course.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
VMCAS application deadline:
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at
12 Midnight Eastern Time
Date interviews held:
January/February (In the US both
East and West Coast)
Date acceptances mailed:
Deposit (to hold place in class):
in certain circumstances
Applicants are expected to have
completed at least 2 years Pre-Veterinary or science courses at College or
University, with a minimum of one year in Chemistry (including organic
chemistry and organic chemistry lab). We would expect high grades in all
science subjects. US applicant should have a minimum 3.4 GPA (4 point scale),
and to have achieved at 3.0 in Science.
Required undergraduate GPA:
AP credit policy:
Course completion deadline:
required courses should be
completed prior to admission in the fall.
none required. GRE results will
be considered if submitted.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
Animal/veterinary work experience sufficient to indicate motivation,
interest, and understanding of the veterinary profession
Evaluations: minimum 2, one each
from an academic science source and a veterinary surgeon.
There is no supplemental
application for the University of Glasgow.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
Is this an International School?
Resident of UK out with Scotland:
£26,750. (fixed at the point of
entry). Fees are set in UK Sterling, and there will be a fluctuation in the
none required. GRE results will
be considered if submitted.
Accepts International Students?
For further information, contact the Undergraduate School
Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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