This course will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to make an effective contribution to the equine industry. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to successfully establish and run a range of equine businesses both in the UK and further afield. You will develop the knowledge and skills to enable you to continue learning at postgraduate level, or to transfer skills and knowledge into a different future career path. Graduates will manage the overall care of horses in a range of equine disciplines and settings such as nutritional advisors, yard managers, stud yards, the racing industry, welfare and animal/equine behaviour. This course aims to provide learners with a solid and broad foundation in equine science-based subjects. This foundation will be combined with equine business management subjects to provide you with a range of expertise. The course is offered at SRUC Oatridge campus, home to the Scottish Equestrian Centre (SNEC).
Potential modules include:
- Equine Exercise Physiology
- Equine Behaviour and Welfare
- Research Skills
- International Equine Industry
- Equine Business Management
- Equine Anatomy and Physiology
- Applied Equine Nutrition
- Planning Equine Facilities
Modules are assessed separately using a combination of coursework and written examinations. Coursework assessments are very varied and might include for example practical investigations, case studies, essays, reports, oral presentations and groupwork assignments
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applications can be considered for entry to Yr3 from applicants who have successfully completed an the HND Equine Studies course. Please contact the Admissions Team to discuss further.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be asked to provide recorded evidence of horse riding ability (including ability to walk, trot, canter and jump)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.