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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.
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.
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
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!
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|Campus name||Merrist Wood College|
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:
- Year 1
|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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7,974||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,974||Year 1|