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 Veterinary Science
Equine Rehabilitation & Therapy
Equine Biomechanics & Sports Science
Applied Nutrition (optional)*
Equine Genetics & Reproductive Technologies (optional)*
Professional Industrial Development
*subject to demand
FdSc or HND in Equine Studies or related subjects.
Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English