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 6, optional units enable you to choose the study path that suits your career aims, with equine science subjects such as Equine Genetics and Reproductive Technologies and Applied Nutrition on offer.
You will complete a one-month work placement. A range of offsite 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 such as MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy or PhD programme. Our graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, racing and performance studs, laboratory work, research management and scientific support of performance horses.
Equine Anatomy & Physiology
The Equine Industry
Scientific Principles of Equitation
Equitation & Husbandry
Principles in Biology
Advanced Equine Anatomy & Physiology
Nutrition & Dietetics
Statistics and Research Methods
Equitation & Coaching
Equine Health & Welfare
Breeding & Stud Management
Data Analysis 1
Equine Veterinary Science
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 (1080) DMM
BTEC 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 4/C or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.