Equine Science at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

Equine Science

University Centre Bishop Burton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

Course summary

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This broad-based equine science course provides an in-depth specialist understanding of the horse through study of the applied scientific principles and practice of horse management. The programme seeks to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students wishing to gain scientific knowledge alongside valuable practical experience in order to promote the health, welfare and performance of the equine athlete. Graduates will be equipped with a range of current scientific knowledge and skills that will allow them to enter a wide variety of scientific and technological based careers both within the equine industry and wider areas, in a national and international context. Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically, utilising excellent laboratory facilities and equine centre. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus.   What is the contact time? Approximately 13 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials in the first two years of the programme. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities. What else can I expect?

  • Excellent equine facilities including Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness & Performance suite, 2 indoor arenas, 3 outdoor arenas, stabling for over 100 horses.
  • Commercial equine centre hosts extensive range of competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre.
  • Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
  • Use of specialist equipment including Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory based equipment.
  • Student project laboratory dedicated to science research and investigations.
  • Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Guest lectures and demonstrations from a range of visiting speakers and offsite trips.
  • Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
  • Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Modules introduce the student to biology of the horse in Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Health and Husbandry and Applied Equine Anatomy. Students develop their scientific knowledge and skills in Fundamentals of Science and Cell Biology, applying scientific principles to the horse in Equine Nutrition and Equine Evolution & Development. Students are prepared for study with modules in Academic and Research skills. Year 2: Subjects develop on the first year incorporating valuable topics such as Equine Exercise Physiology and Equine Behaviour & Welfare. Students complete specialised modules to support working in the equine science industry including Cellular Processes, Equine Reproduction and Equine Disease. Valuable transferable skills are gained in Entrepreneurship and Equine Resource Technology and Research Methods and Analysis. Year 3: Students undertake an independent research module to produce a Dissertation in their final year of study on a topic of their choice. Students undertake a range of modules including Equine Sport Injury & Diagnostics, Immunology, Genetics & Molecular Biology. Students can elect to study either Advanced Equine Nutrition or Applied Equine Biomechanics.

  • Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered.
* This programme is subject to revalidation in 2020/21. Any changes will be to ensure alignment with current industry practice, and these will be communicated to applicants.

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, practical demonstrations, portfolios, scientific reports, group or individual presentations and examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeD428
Institution code B37
Campus nameBishop Burton
Campus code-

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)

Students with an appropriate HNC can apply for direct entry to Year 2. Students with an appropriate Level 5 qualification can apply for direct entry to Year 3.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points Which may be from qualifications such as A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to HE Diplomas, and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas amongst others. Please use the UCAS Tariff points calculator to determine the UCAS points value of your qualification: https://ucascomsb1.ucasenvironments.com/ucas/tariff-calculator.
A level E - A*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Additional entry requirements

Other

GCSE English at grade C/4 or above. A final year 'top up' is also available for applicants who have a HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant FdSc or HND qualification, please apply either via UCAS (selecting year of entry three)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Equine Science at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS