What will I learn?
The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in scientific support and management of the performance horse. You will use the outstanding facilities of the BHS-approved Equine Centre as well as fully-equipped laboratories to develop the vital skills needed. At level six, optional units enable you to choose the study path that suits your career aims, with equine science subjects such as Equine Exercise Physiology and Equine Genetics and Reproductive Technologies on offer.
You will complete a one-month work placement. A full range of off-site visits to studs, sports horse centres and veterinary centres, plus guest speakers in nutrition, physiotherapy, genetics, exercise science and other subjects give yet more industry insight.
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 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. Sparsholt College graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, racing and performance studs.
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• The Equine Industry
• Academic Skills
• Work Placement
• Equitation and Husbandry
• Principles in Biology
• Advanced Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Research Methods and Analytical Techniques
• Rider Performance
• Equine Health and Welfare
• Breeding and Stud Management
• Data Analysis 1
• Equine Veterinary Science
• Equine Genetics and Reproductive Technologies
• Data Analysis 2
• Equine Exercise Physiology
• Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation
• Equine Biomechanics and Sports Science
• Applied Nutrition
A Level Two A Levels at grade C or above, including a minimum of grade C in a science subject
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM
City & Guilds Ext. Diploma M + 6 units at Distinction
BTEC Diploma DD
City & Guilds Diploma D
Access to HE A Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit
International Baccalaureate 24 points with HL Science at 4
*GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English