Following the launch of our Veterinary Nursing BSc Top-Up degree (Middlesex University), you may be wondering: why should you top up your diploma to degree level? We explore some of the benefits of studying at degree level here…
Open up new career opportunities
University can provide you with the chance to, not only, gain further knowledge on a subject you’re passionate about, but may also open up new career and employment opportunities. Better still, pursuing your passions as a career can lead to a sense of accomplishment and a more fulfilling job. Degree level education could lead to work in research, practice management, teaching, specialist areas like exotics nursing or work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Develop your professional passions
A degree gives you the freedom to be creative and the knowledge and experience to achieve your personal and academic ambitions. Special interests can be explored in project and dissertation modules, and you can tailor the programme to your interests by choosing from various optional units including:
- Management and Business
- Nursing Exotics and Wildlife
- Companion Animal Behaviour and Training
- Equine Nursing
- Veterinary Education and Professional Development
- Applied Emergency and Critical Care
- International Veterinary Nursing
Completing a degree could also pave the way to further postgraduate training at masters or even PhD level. This will allow you to develop industry leading research into the areas of nursing you’re most passionate about.
Gain C-SQP status
Completion of the pharmacology module of the degree culminates in eligibility for Companion Animal Suitable Qualified Person status (C-SQP). Obtaining SQP status will boost your credentials and help you to stand out against other candidates when applying for jobs in the future, as you will understand the importance of looking after medicines properly and will be up-to-date with relevant legislation.
Develop new skills and expertise
Higher Education is all about giving you the academic challenges needed to develop new skills and professional expertise. Studying at degree level offers the opportunity to hone unique skills such as critical evaluation of research and evidence, academic writing and presentation, team working, problem solving and complex decision making.
Benefit from flexible study options
Flexible learning makes it easier than ever before to study around existing commitments. You can study full or part time, and the programme is predominately distance learning. This means you can study at a time and pace convenient to you. What’s more – for the minimal college attendance, you’ll have three campuses to choose from.