The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies Bicentenary

Academic Requirements

We require entrants to meet certain academic criteria.

Bachelor with Honours degree

An Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or equivalent) or an overall cumulative GPA of 3.4 (4 point scale) in an appropriate subject is required for consideration for the 4-year Graduate Entry Programme (UCAS code D102).

Candidates must achieve high grades (C or better) in the following subjects:

  • Biology/Zoology
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics/Statistics

In addition, gaining high grades (C or better) in the following subjects can strengthen an application for the GEP:

  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology

Please note we do not require a GRE score.

Academic reference

We also require an academic reference to be submitted with your application. Applications submitted without a reference will be considered incomplete. Your referee should be someone who knows you well academically (a tutor, lecturer, professor) and from your most recent place of study.


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

Non-academic entry requirements