Equine Dental Science (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS

Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Equine Dental Science (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

Hartpury’s transformative Equine Dental Sciences degree is tailored to forge you into a skilled Equine Dental Technician. You’ll receive hands-on learning on the yard and in laboratories, developing technical skills and knowledge important for handling, caring for and assessing the dental health of horses. You will be assigned a BAEDT mentor during the latter half of your first year to enable you to develop your knowledge and practical skills out in the field on placement. If you want to make the first steps into a career as an Equine Dental Technician then this is the course for you. Come and explore our passion for equine, and get an insider's look at one of our Open Days.


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: Introduction to Equine Dentistry and Dental Instrumentation, Head and Dental Anatomy, Professional Development and Influence within the Equestrian Sector, Introduction to Equine Nutrition, Equine Industry, Equine Dental Examination, Equine Dental Pathology and Diagnosis, Routine Equine Dental Procedures, Business Management for Equine Dental Technicians, Equestrian Media Relations, Advanced Equine Dental Procedures, Applied Research Project, Sales, Negotiation and Customer Service, Creating Equestrian Content for Media Platforms and Developments in Equine Research. 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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Our international office will support students and their families to make their way through the application process smoothly, from deciding on the course, making visa applications, the cost of tuition fees and accommodation to enrolling at the University Centre ready to start their course. When you decide to study with us, you’ll be in good company, joining students from across the UK, the EU and around the world all studying courses in either animal, agriculture, equine or sport on our specialist campus and as an international student you are also guaranteed on-site accommodation during your first year. We are committed to continued investment and development of Hartpury University Centre ensuring an outstanding learning environment for all international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants will be interviewed to ensure this is the right course for you. A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9 to 4, (or A* to C grades if relevant) or equivalent, to include Science (Biology or Chemistry or combined science), English Language and Mathematics. The minimum academic entry requirement for this programme is 72 UCAS tariff or equivalent providing this is combined with relevant experience. | In addition to the above, applicants are required to hold a minimum of BHS Stage 2 care or Pony Club B test, or provide signature of a BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship (UKCC level 2 or equivalent) or BAEDT Equine Dental Technician to confirm that the applicant is able to: o understand basic horse behaviour and normal health o handle horses inside the stable o carry out routine grooming tasks o maintain a clean stable and provide food and water o Lead a horse safely in a variety of environments and hold a horse for inspection o In the absence of supporting documentation to confirm the above, a practical assessment can be run alongside your interview. We welcome students with equivalent qualifications. Please contact us to discuss. Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with sufficient work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis

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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

Additional fee information

Maximum part time fees (home students only) £6,935

Sponsorship information

Hartpury offers a range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree courses, including: Support Bursary, Care Leavers Bursary, Full time Carers Bursary, Local Outreach Bursary, Local Bursary and Progression Bursary. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Equine Dental Science (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS