Equine Sports Science (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is an integrated foundation degree, where you'll progress onto our BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science course, once you successfully complete your foundation year. Our integrated foundation degrees offer a unique gateway to our BSc courses for those who currently don't meet the degree-level entry criteria. The foundation year acts as a launch pad, supporting you with the transition to university learning. Anticipate a year filled with the development of robust study skills, increased confidence in tackling intricate problems, and the cultivation of independent learning. Rest assured, by the end of this transformative year, you'll emerge well-prepared for the exhilarating challenges that await you at degree level. About the BSc course This course will give you a sound knowledge and understanding of the physiological principles of equine sports science, and enable you to relate them to different equestrian disciplines. It is specifically designed for students wishing to further their knowledge of the science behind the production, management and training of performance horses, and will develop your practical application of key scientific principles. You'll be based at our Brackenhurst Campus where you'll benefit from our extensive Equestrian Centre. Throughout the course you'll use the centre to gain the practical and research skills needed for careers in the equine industry. We also offer student livery at the centre.


Year One - Foundation Biology - Laboratory Skills - Science in Practice - Field Skills - Preparing for Success Year Two - Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology - Equine Nutrition - Academic, Research and Professional Skills - Equine Behaviour and Welfare - Science of Equitation - Equine Management and Health Year Three - Applied Exercise Physiology - Nutrition for Health and Performance - Sports Injury - Research Skills - Training and Cognition - Reproduction, Breeding and Genetics Final year - Optimising Performance - The Sustainable Equine - Advances in Rider Performance - Equine Disease and Diagnostics - Dissertation Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Equine Sports Science (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS