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Course summary

Are horses your passion? Do you imagine a future where you combine your interest in equine pursuits with your business aspirations, to create a successful career? Harness your ambitions on this unique, dynamic and highly practical course. Study a wide range of equine-related subjects such as performance, anatomy, legislation, sports science, behaviour, welfare, marketing, and tourism, with work placements available in each year. Benefit from interactions with guest speakers, draw on the experience of our highly committed course team, and use evidence-based equine research to explore relevant and current industry information, while putting your learning into practice with project work investigating real-life situations. Enjoy flexibility with a choice of riding or non-riding routes (or a mix of both), and access to our dedicated equine campus, horses and staff, or study from home, working with a British Horse Society accredited coach or equivalent, at your own expense*. Follow your dreams in this rewarding industry, making your own way as an equine entrepreneur, or taking advantage of career opportunities in public, private, and voluntary organisations, from yard management and teaching, to sports management and tourism. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

How to apply

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North, West and Hebrides
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with an HNC in an equine-related subject, or business subject with equine experience. Direct entry to year 3 may be possible with an HND in an equine-related subject, or business subject with equine experience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

NC in Equestrian Skills or Business Studies including level 6 study are also considered for entry to Year 1. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £13980* Year 1
International £13980* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at
Equine Business Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS