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Liverpool Vet School

Overview of Liverpool Vet School


The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its Royal Charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original 'red brick' civic universities.

Liverpool is a great city to live in, with fantastic surrounding countryside and national parks, an internationally recognised institute with a fantastic range of on-campus facilities and the opportunity to take full advantage of all the student experience has to offer. 

Years 1-3 are based at the Liverpool Campus in the city centre, and years 4-5 are at liverpool vet school leahurst campus on the Wirral Peninsula. 

The year group size at Liverpool Vet School is approximately 165 students.


Course Structure

Liverpool veterinary college's course is designed to create practical, compassionate and resilient veterinary surgeons and to equip graduates with the skills and qualities required to practice in the 21st century. The integrated spiral curriculum offers an innovative approach to teaching and learning, where subjects are revisited year on year with an increasing focus on clinical application as the course progresses, with some clinical work at liverpool veterinary hospital. 

Professional and clinical skills are introduced from day one, encouraging students to engage with all aspects of veterinary science from the moment they begin the course. The curriculum provides opportunities to get involved with veterinary research, and to intercalate or study abroad. Completion of the university of liverpool school of veterinary science course enables registration as a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons upon graduation. Students often spend time at liverpool veterinary hospital, where they undertake their clinical rotations. 


Liverpool offer intercalation, and run a particularly innovative Veterinary Conservation Medicine BSc.

What Makes Liverpool University Unique?

The equine department is particularly strong at Liverpool Vet School, so may have a certain appeal to those wishing to become an equine vet. Liverpool has been referred to as ‘the friendliest city in the UK’, and there are a huge number of student societies under the umbrella of the Guild of Students - from drum and bass to quidditch, astronomy to potholing, there is something for everyone! At Liverpool vet school leahurst you will have access to a wide range of facilities for you to enjoy.

We would highly recommend going to the Liverpool University Veterinary Medicine School open day to get a feel for how welcoming the city and university can be. There are also the Liverpool University Veterinary Society, Veterinary Zoological Society and others for those interested in different clinical areas.

University of Liverpool Veterinary Medicine Entry Requirements


Minimum 7x GCSEs at Grades AAABBBB or above, including Maths, English & Physics (either as a separate subject or as Dual Science).

A Levels

AAA in three A Level subjects - Biology or Human Biology at grade A, Chemistry, or another academic science-related subject (Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Geology, Psychology) at grade A and a third subject of your choice* at grade A. If Chemistry is not offered at A-level, it must be offered at AS-level (at grade B or above).


35 Points to include grade 6 in higher level Biology, Chemistry and one other subject.

Scottish Higher

Grades BB in Biology and Chemistry Advanced Highers, in addition to five Highers at AAAAB grades including grades AA in Biology and Chemistry. AAABBB required in National 5 to include a minimum of grade B in English, Mathematics and two science subjects.

Scottish Advanced


Liverpool Vet School Admissions & Examinations

Not required


Course Information

Graduate Entry



Liverpool University Vet Work Experience Requirements

6 weeks (2 small animal, 2 farm, 2 equine)


How Does Liverpool Vet School Use The Personal Statement?

Liverpool do not use personal statements as part of their application process.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?


Liverpool Vet School Gateway Course


The University of Liverpool, in collaboration with local FE partners, has developed a Year Zero foundation programme for Home/EU students that leads to access onto a variety of vocational Health Studies programmes, including Veterinary Medicine.



Liverpool Vet School Interviews & Interview Questions

To be shortlisted for a liverpool vet school interview, applicants must meet Liverpool’s academic criteria and have declared their work experience on the online questionnaire. 

Interviews are staggered over November – December. 

Further details concerning the nature and timing of interviews will be provided in October, but Liverpool has typically favoured MMI style interviews in the past.

Contact one of our admissions team members today for free advice on your application

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