Equine Science and Business with Foundation Year at Royal Agricultural University - UCAS

Course summary

Starting this degree course with a foundation year incorporates an extra year of study at the start of your course, so that you can progress with confidence. It will develop the skills you need for your later studies. It is particularly suitable if: • You don’t have the grades for immediate entry onto a three-year course • You have non-traditional qualifications or experience • You’re starting university after some time away from education • You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study The equine industry generates huge amounts of revenue for some of the world’s major economies and is the second largest economy in the rural sector. The industry is continually looking for bright, skilled graduates. During your first year all students will study the same modules. Then in the second year you can choose whether you decide to focus on equine science and business, agriculture or go down a thoroughbred/bloodstock route by choosing the modules relevant to that study stream. There will be plentiful industry visits and industry leading guest speakers allowing you to learn from the best there is. Should you decide to follow the Bloodstock route there will also be trip to a leading racing business in Ireland. No wonder our graduates have gone on to work at prestigious companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Haygain, Tattersalls and The National Trainers Federation. As well as benefitting from a blend of practical exercises and academic knowledge, you will gain essential experience with a work placement in the second year of the course. You will also tap into our powerful network of industry contacts, including graduates from the University. Students have completed placements at companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Godolphin, Weatherbys, NAF and Haygain. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a range of links within the growing equine industry. The research project is an integral part of the course and provides essential experience in both design and execution of a piece of research. You can choose to focus on either science or business and you could also see your research project featured in one of the many academic journals that regularly publish our students' work.


For information on modules for this course, please see our website - https://www.rau.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/bsc-applied-equine-science-business-foundation

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Each applicant is assessed on individual merit and offers can vary. All qualifications that you have already studied or still working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Admissions Office on tel: 01285 889912 or email: [email protected] for advice.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6none of the four elements below 5.5

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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15300 Year 1
International £15300 Year 1

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Equine Science and Business with Foundation Year at Royal Agricultural University - UCAS