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
Year 1 (Level 4) • Equids in the Global Industry • Introduction to Genetics and Breeding • Veterinary Biosciences • Scientific Data Collection and Analysis • Introduction to Behaviour in Animals • Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology Year 2 (Level 5) • Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics • Equine Health and Epidemiology • Research Methods • Animal Nutrition Optional • Advances in Equine Breeding • Veterinary Physiology and Microbiology • Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries OR • Experiential Learning Year 3 (Level 6) • Advanced Equine Nutrition • Advanced Equine Welfare and Ethics • Recent Advances in Equine Science • Dissertation at Reaseheath Optional • Biomechanical Analysis of Equestrian Performance • Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology • Animal Parasitology
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. 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. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 68% coursework 32% written exams Year 2 79% coursework 25% written exams 6% practical Year 3 66% coursework 30% written exams 4% practical
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
Interviews will be used to help make decisions on applications, mature applicants and those where further information is required. It is strongly suggested that students undertake industry-relevant work experience either before or during the length of the degree. This could take the form of additional BHS qualifications, practical experience working in a research laboratory, working with a physiotherapist etc. depending on your interests and desired career pathway. Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|