Equine Behavioural Science at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS

Course summary

We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) have joined together as of 29 February 2024. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the new ARU Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU Chelmsford If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU. Find out more about ARU, including our recent Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, at www.aru.ac.uk Why you should study Equine at WUC…

  • You will be able to choose from one of three distinctive specialisms.
  • We have invested significantly in our equine facilities to ensure you get hands-on access to specialist resources.
  • Our facilities include two large indoor riding arenas, floodlit outdoor ménage, stud resources, bespoke therapy barns, stables, water treadmill, solarium, round pen and oval horsewalker.
  • You will benefit from lectures, practical sessions and interactive workshops to enhance your learning.
  • We have a wide range of scientific and technological equipment that is used to enhance taught sessions, as well as enabling you to conduct original research projects that are relevant to the industry.
  • You will benefit from our work with the likes of International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support during your degree.
  • Our research findings have been presented at conferences such as the International Society of Equitation Science, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and the British Society of Animal Science.
  • Our course team includes experienced practitioners in both McTimoney Animal Therapy, Veterinary Physiotherapy and Equitation Coaching.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with World Horse Welfare, assisting in the rehabilitation and training of their rescue horses in preparation for re-homing.
This degree programme at Writtle University College offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialist interest in the field of equine behaviour. The course covers a range of practical and theoretical modules, integrating the latest research to promote ethical and sustainable horsemanship practices using both our stud and ridden horses. You will study specialist behaviour modules to improve your knowledge and understanding of the academic theory underpinning the natural behaviour of the horse, incorporating principles of ethology and psychology alongside health and welfare management. Using this knowledge, you will develop the skills to critically analyse and evaluate all areas of horsemanship such as housing, training and welfare management, whilst evolving your professional practice and rehabilitation strategies. Other topics of study will include anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, giving you a sound scientific knowledge to support the specialist modules. Fully embedded within the programme are opportunities for you to increase your awareness of the professional, analytical and work skills required for employment in the broader equine your choice. A unique feature of this programme is that WUC is working together with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support during your degree from renowned equine behavioural scientists and industry accredited professionals. This means that upon graduating, you will have the scientific knowledge and skills to be able to pursue a self-employed career as an equine behaviour consultant, through professional membership with IAABC, which will provide you with ongoing support, mentorship and CPD opportunities as you develop in your career. Please see https://iaabc.org/about for further details about this internationally recognised association.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D4E2
Institution code:
W85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have any questions regarding our entry criteria please email [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Other

The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills. Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements. Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200 Email: [email protected]


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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please visit our website for detailed fee information: https://writtle.ac.uk/Higher-Education-Course-Fees-2024-25
Equine Behavioural Science at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS