Equestrian Sports Science (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS

Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Equestrian Sports Science (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Equestrian sport has two athletes - the horse and rider, so is a particularly unique sport. If you’re interested in improving horse and rider performance and want to learn more about the way these two athletes interact, then this is the ideal course for you. The foundation year entry provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress with the full BSc qualification. On this course, you'll be studying both human sports science and equestrian performance, to better understand how the horse and rider can be improved to enhance performance. You’ll learn how to assess both horse and rider performance, monitor and track progress, and implement interventions to aid and enhance successful competitive performance, backed up by scientific evidence and knowledge. You’ll apply what you learn to real-world scenarios using our on-site commercial facilities, including a dedicated rider performance centre, Equine Therapy Centre and human performance laboratory. Alongside this, you could also gain experience at our international equine events, which attract competitors, sponsors, and spectators from around the globe. You don’t need to be able to ride to undertake this degree programme, you simply need the passion and drive to want to improve performance in equestrian sport, and an interest in the rider as an athlete. The course is ideal for those with a keen interest in the scientific principles of sport performance, and those seeking a career at all levels, from grassroots to professional-level equestrian sport.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Equine Functional Anatomy, Introduction to Functional Anatomy and Sports Biomechanics, Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Introduction to Equestrian Performance, Introduction to Exercise Physiology, Introduction to Equine Biomechanics, Equine Exercise Physiology, Horse and Rider Performance, Research Methods for Equine Science, Dissertation, Advances in Horse and Rider Performance, Developing and Managing Human Athletes in Equestrian Sport. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-equestrian-sports-science-with-foundation-year/


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to the above a minimum of 5 GCSE's grade A* to C, (or 9 to 4) including English Language and Mathematics are required. Some evidence of practical experience in agriculture or similar land based studies is desirable. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications. If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme. Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Home fees for Sandwich Year £925 International/EU fees for Sandwich Year £4,400 Maximum part time fees (home students only) £6,935

Sponsorship information

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students. Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

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Clearing contact details

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Additional information

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Equestrian Sports Science (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS