The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Academic Requirements

We require entrants to meet certain academic criteria

Entry Requirements and Covid-19

We understand that some institutions have transitioned to a pass/fail grading system due to COVID-19. We will accept this when assessing your application and we will look closely at your overall performance in the science subjects.

BSc (Hons) degree

An Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or equivalent) or an overall cGPA of 3.4 (4 point scale) in an appropriate Biological or Animal Science 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

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