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Course summary

If you want to enhance your training for employment in the performance and leisure horse industry, in fields of equine training, equine behaviour management and behaviour rehabilitation, this one-year top-up degree is for you. Explore the scientific and behavioural theory underlying training techniques, as well as the factors which affect normal equine behaviour, both on the ground and whilst being ridden in this progressive programme. With guidance from our expert staff, you will develop an understanding of equine behaviour and learning theory and how this is used to more effectively apply training techniques. Emphasis is placed upon establishing the links between key areas of equine rehabilitation including behaviour modification, biomechanics, injury and exercise physiology. Understanding natural behaviour and how this can be used to inform positive training methods is a key part of the programme. Course Features: · Physical rehabilitation techniques · Behaviour changes and training · Biomechanics and gait analysis · Data collection using the latest technology · Opportunity to work towards current British Horse Society qualifications · Field and industry visits · Expert industry guest speakers Career Options: · Physical rehabilitation & therapy · Equine education · Equine welfare field officer · Rehabilitation officer/manager · Equine science – advocacy & communication · Equine Science – policy advisory


• RC6506 Dissertation • RC6025 Advanced Equine Welfare and Ethics • RC6026 Equine Clinical Behaviour • RC6027 Recent Advances in Equine Sciences • RC6030 Advances in Complementary Therapy (O) • RC6526 Animal Assisted Interventions (O)

Assessment method

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, case studies, consultations, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, patient history assessments, 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 essays, case study assessments and data handling questions. 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 and examination is as follows: Year 1 65% coursework 35% written exams

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students can expect costs to be in the region of £300, to include PPE of an approved riding hat, riding boots, gloves, and a good waterproof coat (without a hood) as well as navy blue jodhpurs and navy-blue polo shirt. Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Equine Behaviour and Welfare (Top-Up) at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS