Equine Studies at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS

Course summary

The course is designed to provide students with experience and knowledge in management within the horse care and equine industry. Throughout the course you will develop: •business, supervisory and organisational skills through theory sessions and practical elements such as yard management •the knowledge required to work in a variety of roles in the equine industry through modules such as Planning Equine Facilities, Managing an Event, Practical Stable Management and Introduction to Marketing •the practical skills you will need for your future career through modules such as Equine Grassland Management, Brood Mare, The Stallion, Equitation and Instructional Techniques. An acceptable level of fitness is required to enable students to ride effectively and carry out early morning and weekend yard duties.

How to apply

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applications may be considered entry to Yr 2 with a relevant HNC. Please contact the Admissions Team ([email protected]) to discuss your options further.

International applicants

SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Achieving at least 5.0 in each component

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

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

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