What will I learn?
The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in the exciting and demanding equine industry. Using the outstanding facilities of the BHS approved Equine Centre, you will develop the vital skills needed, from riding and husbandry at Level 4 to research and analysis at Level 6.
This course provides real life experience by giving you the chance to organise an event of your choosing. In all three years of the course, you will also be involved in scientific projects and will complete a work placement of one month. A full range of offsite visits to studs, sports horse centres and competition grounds, plus guest speakers in nutrition, physiotherapy and other subjects give yet more industry insight, and give students the opportunity to develop their own links with professionals within the industry.
How will I be assessed?
Tutorial support throughout your programme of study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including exams, case studies, seminars, investigative reports and practical sessions.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress to further study on the MSc in Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training or another MSc, MA or PhD programme. University Centre Sparsholt graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, livery centres, polo yards, racing and studs, including competition rider, groom, riding instructor, stud worker, stable manager, marketing manager, lecturer and lab manager.
Equine Anatomy & Physiology
The Equine Industry
Scientific Principles of Equitation
Equitation & Husbandry
Principles in Biology
Equine Business Administration
Nutrition & Dietetics
Equitation & Coaching
Equine Health & Welfare
Breeding & Stud Management
Leisure Enterprise Management
Equine Rehabilitation & Therapy
Equine Biomechanics & Sports Science
Applied Nutrition (optional)*
Equine Genetics & Reproductive Technologies (optional)*
Professional Industrial Development
*subject to demand
A Level Three A Levels including Two at grade C or above, including a minimum of grade C in a science subject
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM
City & Guilds Advanced Technical Ext. Diploma (2080) – DMM in an appropriate pathway
BTEC National Diploma N/A
City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) N/A
Access to HE A Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 96 tariff points including a minimum of 15 credits at merit in science-based units
International Baccalaureate 24 points with HL Science at 4
Plus GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English