Equine Business Management at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to learn the four key fundamentals of equine business, including human resources, finance, management and marketing? If so, this programme is for you! It will give you the opportunity to work within our commercial state-of-the-art equine facilities and liaise with companies to improve, adapt and innovate to respond to the ever-changing business environment. Whilst studying with us you will be able to apply all these within core modules such as event management, sales and operations management. You will learn how to apply the underpinning study of science to the business environment, providing you with valuable opportunities to gain employment within all aspects of the equestrian industry. You will have opportunity to undertake a series of live projects to benefit from interactions with our extensive network of industry links and complete a summer placement to gain value insight and preparation for entering a range of roles upon graduating. You will also gain a plethora of entrepreneurial skills for setting up a business, or working within established companies both within and beyond the equine sector. What will I study? Year 1:

  • Academic, Employment and Professional Skills
  • Equine Health and Husbandry
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Research Skills
  • Introduction to Sales and Marketing
  • Equine Industry and Event Management
  • Equitation or Equine Nutrition
Year 2:
  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare or Advance Equitation
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Equine Law
  • Human Resource Management
Year 3:
  • Dissertation
  • Strategic HR and Leadership Management
  • Rural Strategic Business Management
  • Rural Operations Management
  • Rural Marketing Management.
Learning and Teaching Approach This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches, utilising excellent onsite resources and extensive industry links for applied aspects. For all modules, there are theory lectures delivered, aimed to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. Lectures are used to convey the basic concepts, and facilitate further expansion of such concepts by the students, through independent study. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars that are used to reinforce those concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Students can expect:
  • Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
  • Access to an Online Virtual Learning Environment called iLearn, which is used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
  • Guest lectures, demonstrations from a range of visiting speakers and offsite trips.
Contact Time Contact time includes approximately 13 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practical's and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. Career Opportunities Students graduating from this programme have access to a vast and extensive scope of the Equine Industry from Sales and marketing to Event management. Other areas include finance and retailing as well as entrepreneurship and innovation approaches.


You will study; Fundamentals of business Equine industry and event management Equine exercise physiology Equine marketing management Equitation (elective) Entrepreneurship and equine resource technology Strategic management Human resource management Equine operations management.

Assessment method

The programme will incorporate a variety of assessment methods across each academic year. The mix of assessments will seek to challenge and evaluate your knowledge, understanding and skills. Assessments for this programme may include written assignments, time constrained assessments, logbooks/portfolios, practical assessments, seminars and presentations, project-based assessments, examinations and a dissertation. Tutors provide support for assessments in class. There will also be opportunity for formative assessment and feedback during the delivery of each module to monitor learning, and to support and prepare you for the summative assessments which make up the module. Feedback on your summative assessments will be given, which will allow you to guide efforts and activities in subsequent modules. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20 working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Students should have a suitable HNC for entry onto Year 2.

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton welcomes applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications. Advanced entry may be possible due to prior experience or certificated learning; applicants will be invited to complete the recognition of prior learning approval process.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above. Suitable reference.

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8950 Year 1
England £8950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8950 Year 1
Scotland £8950 Year 1
Wales £8950 Year 1
International £12782 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Equine Business Management at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS