The course focuses on the science behind the latest advances in the equine industry. This programme embeds key veterinary science modules such as Veterinary Biosciences, Equine Health and Epidemiology and Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology. The modules incorporate key laboratory skills which are developed during the degree course, and culminate in students having the opportunity to engage in collaborative projects with industry partners. The route will prepare students for employment in broad fields within the equine industry including nutrition, para-veterinary, pharmaceutical sales, diagnostic laboratory work and equine research. It also provides graduate opportunities for further study into post-graduate degree programmes both within and outside of the equine field. The BSc (Hons) Equine Bioveterinary Science award aims to provide the following:
- To enable students to progress in a professional career involving a scientific or technical role within the equine industry
- To develop student understanding of the scientific principles and management practices associated with the maintenance of optimal equine health and full athletic performance
- To develop the student’s ability to identify and solve problems associated with the sphere of equine science
- To enhance the student’s understanding of equine related scientific research conducted to date
- To enable students to undertake an appraisal of equine science industry sector strategies
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.
Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|