|Veterinary Gateway Programme||UCAS Code:||D190|
|Institution Code:||RVET R84|
What is the Veterinary Gateway programme?
Shortlisted for the 2009 Times Higher Education Award for "Widening Participation Initiative of the Year".
The Gateway course is the first year of an extended six-year veterinary degree programme; created for students who are part of the UK Widening Participation cohort (and so is not open to non-UK students). It is designed to widen the opportunities available to these prospective students, who do not meet our normal range of entry requirements.
If you fulfill all of the criteria below, and meet our academic requirements, this course could be your route to becoming a vet as it is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to join a career-building veterinary degree course.
Students in the Widening Participation Cohort
- You must be attending a non-selective state school or college in the UK when you apply and must have been attending a non-selective state school or college since the age of 11.
- Your parents must not have gone to University / into Higher Education (although if they attended as Mature students we would be able to consider you).
- Total household income must be £25,000 or less (gross). The only acceptable financial evidence will be a copy of the letter confirming eligibility for child tax credits showing the household income as being £25,000 or less. For students aged 19 or over, the alternative acceptable financial evidence will be confirmation of receipt of the appropriate amount of Adult Learning Grant based on a £25,000 income threshold.
- The programme is not open to non-UK students
If you satisfy the non-academic requirements above, read on to find out more about the programme.
What does it lead to?
The Gateway programme is predominantly taught at our Camden campus (London), with additional teaching occuring at our Hawkshead campus (Hertfordshire). The Gateway year is the first year of a six year course. Successful completion of the Gateway year does not give a qualification in itself, but does lead automatically into our 5 year BVetMed programme. Alternatively, you would be able to apply through UCAS to the Universities of Cambridge, Liverpool, Bristol and Glasgow and be guaranteed an interview for a place on a 5 year clinical veterinary programme.
Hopefully this is just the start of your relationship with the RVC and we hope to meet you in the near future at RVC on Tour, a UCAS Convention, an RVC Campus tour, an Open Day or at interview. To see all of the opportunities that are available for you to visit the RVC take a look at the Visit Us page.