Equine Studies at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS

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Course summary

Throughout the course you will develop: •the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to equip you for a variety of roles in the equine industry •knowledge of nutrition, fitness, anatomy and physiology, equine selection and preparation of horses for competitions •practical business skills through modules such as Equine Facility Management and Yard Management •transferable skills such as IT skills and teamwork. Students will also undertake early morning and weekend yard duties as part of the course. Upon successful completion of this course students may apply to join Year 2 of HND Equine Studies.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be invited for interview.


Recorded evidence of your riding ability, to include a minimum of walk, trot, canter and jumping will be requested if you are invited for interview. It would be advantageous if applicants held BHS Stage 1 and 2 or the Pony Club B test.

English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a course taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability can be viewed on our website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course.

Guidance on English Language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Scottish students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Equine Studies at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS