Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Programme

UCD has developed an exciting new Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Programme.

Students registering to the programme, which will be coordinated by the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, in collaboration with the AVMA accredited UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, will have access to relevant modules offered by the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, as well as option modules from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies.

Students enrolling to Animal Physiology (semester one), Animal Physiology 2 (semester two) and Principles of Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare (semester two) will have an opportunity to receive lectures from UCD School of Veterinary Medicine academic staff within the internationally regarded UCD Herd Health Group.

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Programme Options
Students may register to attend one semester (30 credits) or two semesters (60 credits). Semesters in UCD run from September - December (Semester one) and January - May (Semester two).

Module Information and Assessment
At UCD we call classes/courses ‘modules’. Students completing semester one and two at UCD will have an opportunity to choose from a wide range of modules. Specific Stage three semester two modules on the Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Programme are assessed in the March Fieldwork/Study period.

International students are expected to undertake examinations in accordance with University regulations. Increasingly, project and class-based work forms a component of the assessment process. Formal examinations are set at the end of each semester in December and May.

Credit Transfer
UCD will send an official transcript of exam results to the student's home institution. Your home institution decides on credits to be awarded for modules pursued at UCD.

Facilities
The Agriculture and Food Science Centre provides excellent learning support facilities for our visiting students, including a purpose built Food Science building with dedicated food laboratories and a sensory suite.

UCD Lyons Research Farm is the teaching and research facility operated by University College Dublin outside Newcastle, Co Kildare. The farm consists of approximately 220 hectares and is an important resource for the School’s of Agriculture and Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.

Programme Supports 
Study Abroad students will be part of the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and linked to a peer mentor who is a second or third year UCD student. Many of our peer mentors will have spent a semester studying abroad and are familiar with the student experience.

Supports and initiatives such as tutorials, laboratories and continuous assessment are designed to assist students along the way. Students will be required to undertake and be examined in up to six subjects each semester, ensuring a manageable workload.

There are a wide range of modules available at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, many of which commonly provide part of the pre-requisites for entry to veterinary school.

Semester One Timetable

Students are required to complete 30 credits per semester including:

Four modules from the following list:

One module from the following list:

One module from the following list:

Semester Two Timetable

Students are required to complete 30 credits per semester including:

Four modules from the following list:

One module from the following list:

One module from the following list:

Application 

Application to the Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Programme will be competitive and the closing date for applications for semester one (autumn) or full year will be 1st May 2017. Applications are made on-line at www.ucd.ie/apply

Eligibility 
The minimum GPA Requirement is 3.00 (Bachelors degree)

The expected fees for the programme are:

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Study Abroad Semester One: €10,300
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Study Abroad Semester Two: €10,300
Pre-Veterinary Medicine Study Abroad Full Year: €20,000

For additional information on the Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Programme contact:

Mr Paddy Glennon
Programme Office, Agriculture and Food Science Centre,
UCD,
Dublin 4,
Ireland
Tel: +353 1 716 7353
Email: paddy.glennon@ucd.ie

Pre-Veterinary Study Abroad Course literature PDF|6mb