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Foundation Degree Equine Science and Management (UCAS Code 8T22)


This course will help you develop knowledge about the systems and structures of the horse and how the horse's body responds to exercise, injury and rehabilitation. You will also learn about key business management skills and issues facing the equine industry today. Additionally you will benefit from being able to develop your practical and horse husbandry skills within a British Horse Society approved training centre.


The Foundation Degree Equine Science and Management programme is intended to develop further the science theme and to provide a stream for equine students who wish to progress to further study in a scientific field or careers in equine science-related fields such as equine nutrition, associated veterinary professions, reproductive technologies or the broader biological sciences. As with the other FdSc routes within the section, students will develop knowledge and understanding of equine bodily structures and systems but will also focus on genetics and biochemistry, the importance of correct diet, the implications of selection of stock in breeding to ensure offspring can fulfil market needs and the treatment and prevention of injury.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grades

Applicants will normally have 5 GCSE’s or above including English, maths and science at Grade C or above. Achievements at level 2 in appropriate Functional Skills will also be considered as an alternative for English and maths and Merit grades or above in Science based modules at Level 3 can be used as an alternative to GCSE Science.

UCAS Points

Applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of 120 UCAS points (NPTC pass, = 120 points; merit = 240 points). Applicants will normally have studied a two-year level 3 programme at A Level or a vocational Level 3 Diploma.  In addition applicants will be expected to show achievements in science modules at Merit grade or above in vocational programmes. This reflects the science based nature of the programmes. Applicants without appropriate achievements in Science may be asked to undertake an assessment of scientific knowledge. Applications from those that have significant life or work experience after leaving compulsory education will normally have studied and achieved an Access to HE course or successfully completed a minimum of a one year level 3 courses and/or  be able to demonstrate that they are working at an appropriate level in English, maths and science through an assessment process.

Further Study

Students may progress onto the one-year Top Up route to the BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Management.