The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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The BVM&S degree is widely and internationally accredited, allowing graduates to practise all over the world once qualified.

The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S)

We offer a 5 year degree for students with high school qualifications, and a 4 year Graduate Entry Programme for students with a relevant degree. Both pathways lead to a BVM&S. 

Video: Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (2023)
An introduction to Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh for prospective students.

Chat to a vet student about their experience

Advice for teachers and guidance counsellors

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

Our programmes will provide you with an exceptional learning experience and qualify you to practise around the world.

Outreach and Engagement

Royal Highland Show
Find out more about our outreach programmes here at the Vet School.

Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

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Information and resources about diversity in veterinary medicine

Choose us

An engraving of Sir William Dick
We're proud to combine a strong history with cutting-edge teaching, clinical practice and research.

Student Experience

From sports and fitness to societies, social activities and accommodation, the University of Edinburgh has your back.

Student Support Team

As well as a strong commitment to teaching and learning, the School recognises the need to provide good student support services.

Fees and Funding

Information on tuition fees, funding and living costs.

Application Process

Key information about applying to one of our undergraduate programmes.

Fitness to practise for all vet entrants

We assess your application and make offers purely on the basis of academic and non-academic suitability and on your performance at interview as outlined in our selection process.

Campus, visits and events

Our purpose-built veterinary campus is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Learning and Teaching

Experience world-class learning and teaching within one of the world's oldest veterinary schools

Career Prospects

Our Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) has a very high employment rate post qualification.

Our Clinical Services

Our students benefit from experience and teaching within our world-class onsite clinical services.

Media and Downloads

Multimedia resources and downloads for prospective students

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about our Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery programmes

Contact us

Contact details for those interested in undergraduate study at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.