The Royal Veterinary College (informally the RVC) is a veterinary schoollocated in London, England and a constituent collegeof the federal University of London. The RVC was founded in 1791 and joined the University of London in 1949. It is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom, and one of only seven where students can study to become a Vet. Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the UK. The College is at the forefront of innovation in the veterinary and bioscience fields and provides cutting edge teaching, research and clinical provision in several areas, including veterinary medicine, bioveterinary science and veterinary nursing
Established year: 1791
The RVC has two campuses - one in central London and one in Hertfordshire. The Camden campus is within easy walking distance of King's Cross, St Pancras International and Euston train stations, as well as Mornington Crescent and Camden Town Underground stations and Camden Road (overground). The Hawkshead campus in Hertfordshire is a short drive from Potters Bar, which is a 15 minute train journey from London King's Cross Station.
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From the Centre of London: 11 minutes
Address: Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU, United Kingdom
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The Camden Campus is where our veterinary medicine students spend the first two years of their course and is where our bio veterinary and biological science students spend most of their time, along with many postgraduate students. The main campus building houses:
- Lecture theatres
- Teaching and resource laboratories
- Social learning spaces
- Our award-winning social learning space
- Learning Resources Centre
- Anatomy museum and dissection room
The Hawkshead campus has state-of-the-art facilities and is where our veterinary medicine and vet nursing students and veterinary specialists-in-training spend much of their time. An award-winning student village, refectory and leisure facilities make the campus quite self-contained. Hawkshead campus features:
- Modern lecture theatres and laboratories
- Computing, teaching and library facilities
- Teaching and Research Centre (TaRC)
- Centre for Emerging and Endemic Diseases
- Structure & Motion Laboratory
- Pathology facilities
- Learning Resources Centre
- Queen Mother Animal Hospital
- Equine Hospital
- Bolton's Park Farm
- Clinical Skills Centre (housing the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning)
- Clinical Investigations Centre
- Study at the oldest veterinary college in the English speaking world.
- The combination of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and European Association for Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE) accreditation means that the BVetMed degree is recognized across Europe, North America, the Commonwealth and numerous other parts of the world.
- Extensive hands-on clinical experience in research laboratories, hospitals, affiliated practices and the RVC farm.
- Research links include collaborative work in countries such as Canada, China, the US, Bolivia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
In Camden Campus there are two RVC halls – College Grove (which is on site) and Mary Brancker House, which is a 20 minute walk away in Kentish Town. Both are self-catered, and all students have their own en-suite room.
- College Grove: Situated on the Camden Campus, College Grove offers modern, self-catering accommodation for 83 occupants in 12 maisonette properties. Each maisonette consists of seven single study bedrooms (one with disabled access) and a kitchen/dining room. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities and is equipped with contemporary furniture & soft furnishings.Free Internet & wi-fi access is available in each bedroom.
- Mary Brancker House: 178 beds are spread across four, six or seven bedroom apartments with self-catering facilities. The apartments have well–equipped kitchens with lots of storage space and a lounge area. All bedrooms are en-suite and include a TV aerial socket and Internet access is available. A common room with a large flat screen television and seating area is situated on the ground floor. There are on-site coin operated laundry facilities and secure bike storage.
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|School - course||Academic requirement||English requirement||Intakes||duration||Fees|
|Royal Veterinary College, University of London (Foundation Campus) - Bio Veterinary Sciences||11 or 12 years Secondary School Certificate with good grades||IELTS 5.0 (no lower than 5.0+ in any single element)||January,September||3 terms (1year)||£14,250|
|Royal Veterinary College, University of London (Foundation Campus) - Veterinary Medicine||11 or 12 years Secondary School Certificate with good grades||IELTS 5.0 (no lower than 5.0+ in any single element)||January,September||3 terms (1year)||£14,250|