Not you average degree! 9 till 5 everyday and lots of work on top , buts it worth it! 3 quarters of the time you not just sitting their in lectures , you out in practicals or working through problems in groups. This is what makes Nottingham different, the course is very focused on the practical skills and learning through doing rather than the theory. If being a vet is what you really want to do, it is the best, however if you are unsure it can seem like hard work at times. The teachers are fantastic and are always willing to answer any questions, especially in practicals where their is normally a very high staff to student ratio. Coursework wise , their is not much of it , assessment is mainly done through exams both written, however practical skills are tested through dops ( directional observed skills) and ospes - which are 5 min stations where you are asked to do a skill like ultrasound a horses leg.