Royal Agricultural University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Gain a solid grounding in both scientific and business skills and grasp the growing number of opportunities available through our network of industry contacts.
The equine industry generates huge amounts of revenue for some of the world’s major economies and looks for bright, skilled graduates. As well as benefitting from a blend of practical exercises and academic knowledge, you will gain essential experience with a work placement. You will tap into our powerful network of industry contacts, including graduates from the University.
You will also have the option to gain even more experience in the field, with a six day study trip to Ireland. No wonder our graduates have gone on to work at prestigious companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Haygain, Tattersalls and The National Trainers Federation.
Develop a wide skillset in both business and science through a series of lectures, tutorials, case studies, laboratory practical exercises, demonstrations and visits. Modules are assessed through a range of methods, including essays, group work tasks and individual presentations. There are timed examinations at the end of each semester.
The Research Project is an integral part of the course and provides essential experience in both design and execution of a piece of research. You can choose to focus on either science or business and you could also see your Research Project featured in one of the many academic journals that regularly publish our students’ work.
You will complete a 20-week work placement in the second year of the course. Students have completed placements at companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Godolphin, Weatherbys, NAF and Haygain. If you wish to undertake an extended period of work placement there is the option to pause your studies and complete a 12 or 18 month work placement. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a range of links within the growing equine industry.
- Applied Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Incorporating Exercise and Reproduction
- Equine Nutrition, Health, Behaviour and Welfare
- Equine Industry Incorporating Business and Law
- The Research Process and Data Analysis
Each module is assessed by one or more pieces of coursework and/or examinations. Full details are given on individual module sheets, available on the University’s website. To gain credits for a module, the student must average at least 40% in the assessments for that module.
How to apply
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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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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
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||minimum two A levels|
example of possible offer
science subject recommended
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits|
|AS||Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Essential: Minimum five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H4, H4, H4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications|
Additional entry requirements
may be required
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||none of the four elements below 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|