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Course at a glance
This three year BSc/BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Management degree programme has been designed to allow students to integrate applied equine research with the scientific theory of managing equines.
What you will learn
During this course you will learn to integrate applied equine research with the scientific theory of managing equines. The course prepares students for management level careers in the equine and associated leisure industries. You will focus on developing and securing your knowledge and skills in effective evidence-based management of the horse, the rider and the facilities.
You will have the opportunity to access the established equine centre at Askham Bryan College with a strong relationship with the British Horse Society. It is a registered training and examination centre for horse care and riding and already runs a range of professional training for those who take part in equine sports. The equine centre includes three indoor yards, large indoor arena and an outdoor arena.
Level 4 (Year 1) Modules
- Academic Writing and Research
- Principles of Equine Management
- Equine Anatomy and Physiology
- Practical Horsemanship with Coaching
- Contemporary Issues in Equine Enterprise
- Equine Behaviour and Welfare
Level 5 (Year 2) Modules
- Academic Development
- Equine Health and Nutrition
- Applied Marketing for the Equine Industry
- Equitation Science
Level 6 (Year 3) Modules
- Research Project
- Sustainable Development in the Industry
- Recent Advances in Equine Veterinary Science
- Advanced Equestrian Coaching
- Strategic Marketing for the Equine Industry
- Advanced Equine Nutrition
Applicants should have achieved 84 UCAS points plus 5 GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science at Grade C/4 or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted in lieu of GCSE’s. Applicants must have successfully completed a full Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience.
An initial assessment process may be used to inform the College of your current status. Some students may be asked to attend an interview.
Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.
Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles and areas in the industry such as scientific researchers, nutrition, medical technology and diagnostics, behavioural and welfare and ethical spheres amongst others
Many students may progress further onto a Masters, PhD or other professional body courses.
UK, Isle of Man and Channel Isles Students on BSc Honours Degree/ BSc Ordinary Degree/ BSc Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – £9,000
Non-Home (Overseas Students) on Honours Degree/ Ordinary Degree/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – £14,000
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Work placement is completed with an external employer which is arranged by the student. Such placements include laboratory work, scientific research, nutrition, medical technology and diagnostics, behavioural welfare and ethical spheres amongst others etc.
All work placements are subject to a health and safety check by the college to ensure that placements are suitable and safe. Support can be made available via the module tutor to help locate a suitable placement.
Students on full time three year BSc programmes must complete a minimum of 10 weeks approved work experience to acquire a minimum of 30 placement credits.
Assessments will be designed to give students the opportunity of performing tasks that they would be asked to do in employment.
There is a range of assessment methods used including reports, case studies, presentations, Viva -Voce, continual assessments and exams. Typically each module involves two assessments.
HE Riding Team
In addition to tuition fees and accommodation if applicable, , students will need to budget for extra costs as part of this course and will be responsible to cover them.
Below is a link with approximate additional course costs to help with your budgeting, however, it is important to speak with the course manager as you may not be required to ride during this top-up degree. Lab PPE will be required by all students.