Activate Learning

Equine Management Activate Learning Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Kingston University


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Course summary

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This programme brings together horsemastership, equine behaviour, animal biology and welfare, with business and management elements. It offers the opportunity to study practical aspects of equine studies, whilst also maintaining a focus on the development of managerial concepts relating to the maintenance of an equine establishment. You will be required to complete work placements alongside academic modules, to ensure the development of both industry and academic skills.

Year 1: (30 credits each)
→ Principles of Animal Science
→ Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition
→ Practical Skills for Equine Studies
→ Professional Development in the Work Environment

Year 2: (30 credits each)
→ Business Management
→ Application of Equine Learning Theories, Behaviour and Cognition
→ Research Methods
→ Professional Development in the Work Environment 2

You could work in equine yard management, equine events, independent business ownership, training and coaching. Previous students have also progressed into equine journalism and sales.

Course details


Year 1: Modules are subject to validation but could include; professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), principles of animal science (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical skills for equine studies (30 credits) Total 120 credits.

Year 2: Modules are subject to validation but could include; professional development in the work environment (30 credits), research methods (30 credits), business and events management (30 credits), application of equine learning theories, behaviour and cognition (30 credits) Total 120 credits.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points normally in science based subjects
A level 64 UCAS Tariff points normally in science based subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 64 UCAS Tariff points normally in science based subjects
Access to HE Diploma Pass normally in science based subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade 4 at English, maths and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 * Year 1
EU £8,000 * Year 1
England £8,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 * Year 1
Scotland £8,000 * Year 1
Wales £8,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.

Provider information

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Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road

Course contact details

Sue Taylor, HE Admissions Co-ordinator