Equine Science at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

Course summary

On our Equine Science degree you will study the reproduction, physiology, behaviour and nutrition of horses. We run this course in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College. You'll be taught at Oxford Brookes with some sessions at Witney Campus and the college's stud farm at Common Leys. The farm runs as a racehorse stud producing youngstock for thoroughbred sales. So you have the chance to gain real-life commercial experience. And spend time with thoroughbreds as you learn about anatomy and genetics. You will have opportunities to publish your own research and attend relevant conferences. On graduating you will have an up-to-date understanding of scientific principles and management theories. As well as the skills to implement them, whether progressing into employment within the equine industry or elsewhere. Possible careers include:

  • Horse Breeder
  • Equine Occupational Therapist
  • Academic
  • Lab Technician
  • Pedigree Analyst
  • Artificial Inseminator
  • Broodmare Manager
  • Veterinary Assistant or Technician.


Year 1 modules include equine anatomy and physiology, equine breeding and stud practice, business for the equine industry and skills for life scientists. An academic adviser supports first-year students through tutorials, designed to oversee your progress and help you to adjust to university life. Year 2 offers compulsory content as well as optional modules across science and business topics. You will gain knowledge of the biological systems of the horse and how they function as the horse performs in a range of disciplines. You will also develop an understanding of the industry in national and international contexts and an appreciation of the close relationship between scientific and management systems. In your final year, optional modules include equine genetics, equine injury and rehabilitation and equestrian land management, together with a dissertation or independent study.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

At Oxford Brookes we are delighted to welcome international students from across the world. We have information on how to apply to Oxford Brookes as an international applicant on our website. Please copy and paste this link into your browser https://www.brookes.ac.uk/Study/International-students/Applying-to-arriving/How-to-apply.

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Student Outcomes

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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
International £16900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Equine Science at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS