The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Academic Requirements

All the following should be gained at the first attempt and in one set of exams

Entry requirements and Covid-19

If you receive a final assessed grade based on your overall performance (rather than an exam) and this does not meet our entry requirement, you may choose to sit the exam in person later this year or in summer 2022. This will not count as a resit. However, you will need to reapply and go through our normal assessment process. We will therefore consider your predicted or achieved exam results when reviewing your new application. 

Scottish applicants whose SQA Higher Biology and/or Chemstry TAGs do not meet our entry requirements should contact us to discuss this as Higher and Advanced Higher exams are likely to take place at the same time. 

If you are unhappy with your assessed grades, you should first of all contact your exam centre (normally your secondary school or college) as soon as possible as they may be able to make a formal appeal to the exam board to review your grades. We cannot appeal on your behalf.  

Video: Widening Access at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
We believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to pursue their veterinary studies, but not everyone gets the same chance to show their academic potential at school or has the same support network as others. This is why we aim to work more closely with individuals form underrepresented communities who may not otherwise consider a career in veterinary medicine.

We accept a wide range of qualifications. If your qualification is not listed below, please contact us

Aside from your academic standing, we also look for non-academic achievements. 

Non-academic entry requirements