Derby College

Equine Science, Management and Training Derby College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Derby

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The aim of the BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, Management and Training is to provide a progression opportunity for students who have completed a Level 5 qualification in a related subject. The programme aims to integrate academic and work-based learning and equip students with the skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen career.

The programme is centred on employability and the research, training and professional development modules are all designed to encourage people to refine their practice for their future careers.

This course is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by the University of Derby.

All students get access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.

Course details

Modules

Equine Exercise Physiology (20 credits)

This unit teaches the effects of exercise and training upon the following physiological systems of the horse – metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous, hormonal and thermoregulatory. The concept of fatigue will also be considered.

Professional Planning (20 credits)

This module builds on work that students’ will have done throughout the Foundation Degree - or equivalent - as part of their professional formation. Students will explore contemporary issues affecting the commercial development of the equine industry and start to develop their future plans for work. Students will meet a range of practitioners in the field and reflect on their future professional activities.

Training and Developing Horses (40 credits)

This module builds on established skills developed by the student through experience both in the equestrian industry and while training. Students will be able to use skills they have developed to train and develop a particular horse over the course of a year. As well as flatwork and jumping, it will be expected that ground schooling - including lunging, long reining and loose schooling - is to be used. The student will also be expected to adopt a holistic approach to improve their horse’s mental and physical performance by using therapies, massage and stretching.

Research Project (40 credits)

Independent enquiry and critical analysis are essential skills that all employees expect to see in new graduates. Through undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme and professional development, students will have ample opportunity to refine these skills.

Students will conduct an in-depth investigation into a specific aspect of their programme of study. This research may be developed from elements of the programme, linked to the student’s individual interests or to areas where they may wish to seek future employment.

Assessment method

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations and poster presentations. All formative and summative assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.


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 D424
Institution code D38
Campus name Broomfield Hall
Campus code B

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

International applicants

A Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject. Students who have successfully completed the University of Derby and Derby College’s FdSc in Equine Studies will be guaranteed progression onto the top-up programme if they choose it (subject to University of Derby approval of the application). All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues. International students will need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score in English in addition to having a successful interview. Please contact the College for more information. You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course. All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

A Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject. Students who have successfully completed the University of Derby and Derby College’s FdSc in Equine Studies will be guaranteed progression onto the top-up programme if they choose it (subject to University of Derby approval of the application).

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.

International students will need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score in English in addition to having a successful interview. Please contact the College for more information.

You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course.

All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,000 Year 1
EU £6,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to amendment

Provider information

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Derby College
The Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8JE


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