International Horseracing Business with Foundation Year at Hartpury University - UCAS

International Horseracing Business with Foundation Year

Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Study international horseracing business with practising industry professionals. Gain experience to progress into an exciting career in the growing global racing industry, especially in Dubai, Japan, Hong Kong, the US and Australia. You’ll develop your expertise in horseracing business, as well as the equine management side of commercial racing. Live business briefs, field trips to well-known racing yards and work experience will strengthen your understanding of the global racing world. The foundation year option will give you the subject-specific knowledge and skills needed to progress on to the BSc degree. Gloucestershire, home to the world-famous Gold Cup Festival, boasts some of the world’s most prestigious training centres. Our students gain work experience and graduate roles with many of these, as well as through our partnerships with big racing businesses and organisations. This includes the British Horseracing Authority, Newmarket Jockey Club Racecourses, the Irish National Stud, as well as racehorse training roles.

Course details


Modules are designed to give students an understanding of the commercial side of the UK and international racing industry. Modules cover a range of topics including marketing, management, economics and finance.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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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:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Our international office will support students and their families to make their way through the application process smoothly, from deciding on the course, making visa applications, the cost of tuition fees and accommodation to enrolling at the University ready to start their course. When you decide to study with us, you’ll be in good company, joining students from across the UK, the EU and around the world all studying courses in either animal, agriculture, equine or sport on our specialist campus and as an international student you are also guaranteed on-site accommodation during your first year. We are committed to continued investment and development of Hartpury University ensuring an outstanding learning environment for all international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD EE Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one ALevel.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Scottish Higher Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS taiff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one higher.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tarif points in an International Baccalaureate Diploma, to include a minimum of one Highers at H3or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a miimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSEs have not been obtained.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Higher. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary level.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs A to C (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Maths.

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 £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please look at the Course Information Sheet found on our website ( for a full breakdown of all course-related costs.

Sponsorship information

Hartpury offers a range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree courses, including: Support Bursary, Care Leavers Bursary, Full time Carers Bursary, Local Outreach Bursary, Local Bursary and Progression Bursary. For more information, please visit our website:

International Horseracing Business with Foundation Year at Hartpury University - UCAS