Warwickshire College Group

Equine Science (with Foundation Year) Warwickshire College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Coventry University


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From exciting new developments in equine microbiology, nutrition and reproduction through to advances in biotechnology; if you aspire to a career in equine science, research or clinical practice, then our BSc (Hons) in Equine Science is the course for you. Offering a rich and varied syllabus that explores equine science from both clinical and welfare perspectives, the course facilitates the development of real world professional skills and knowledge essential to those wishing to work in a clinical or scientific context. Whilst focusing on equine systems, the modules taught are specially designed to deliver competence in transferable skills with relevance to a wide range of biological and animal science career paths.

This comprehensive programme covers all aspects of equine science to provide students with the key knowledge and skills to enter the equine science industry. The majority of the modules on the programme are 'Core' modules; however, in your final year there are three optional modules to choose one from, which will allow you to tailor this year to your specific interests.

The Foundation phase of the course is integrated and is studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Course details


Typical modules include:

Year 1 - Foundation Level:
Learning Toolkit Portfolio,
Equine Physiology,
Applied Learning Portfolio,
ASSET (Academic Study Skills and Entrepreneurial Thinking).

Year 2 - Foundation Level:
Equine Industry,
Principles of Equine Science,
Equine and Human,
Applied Equine Management,
Independent Learning Portfolio.

Year 3 - Level 5
Research Design and Analysis,
Equine Exercise Physiology,
Equine Reproduction and Management,
Equine Behaviour, Ethics and Welfare,
Equine Health and Disease,
Applied Equine Biomechanics.

Year 4 - Level 6
Sports Injury and Rehabilitation,
Veterinary Science,
Contemporary Issues in Equine Science,
Elite Athletic Performance (option),
Alternative Therapy in Veterinary Medicine (option),
Advanced Equine Nutrition (option).

Assessment method

Each module will have its own specific assessment profile and may consist of coursework or examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods (case studies, reports, presentations, practicals etc) to allow for you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to help you build confidence in the subject and in yourself.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D324
Institution code W25
Campus name Moreton Morrell College
Campus code M

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff You should have completed your Level 3 studies achieving the equivalent of at least two A levels (grade E or above) or a pass in a BTEC diploma programme or its equivalent. You should also have level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, either functional skills at level 2 or GCSE grade 4 or above. The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,500 Year 1
Scotland £4,500 Year 1
Wales £4,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Years 1 and 2 £4500 per year Years 3 and 4 £8735 per year Please visit our website at the following link to view course fees. https://wcg.ac.uk/page/180/he-fees-and-financial-support

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Provider information

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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

Course contact details

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0300 45 600 49