BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Management Top-Up Course

BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Management (Top-Up)

A β€˜top up route’ to a BSc honours degree for those who already hold a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 6
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    1 Year
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

The BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Management (top-up) degree programme has been tailored for aspiring professionals who want to unlock the opportunities within the equine industry.



Awarding Body: Harper Adams University

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What you will learn

As the equine industry evolves, the demand for skilled individuals with understanding of both scientific principles and business acumen remains key to the industry. Our programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to thrive in this ever-changing field.

Dive into the latest advancements in equine science, business, and marketing, ensuring you’re at the forefront of industry innovation. From scientific principles to business management strategies, you’ll have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding that could set you apart in the competitive equine market. You will also have access to our commercial, BHS approved Equestrian Centre facilities to support your studies.

This intensive one-year course can empower you to apply your newfound knowledge and skills to real-world situations. Whether you’re preparing for the workforce or planning to pursue further studies, this programme can prepare you for success every step of the way.

As part of the honours pathway, you’ll undertake a research project, allowing you to delve into a subject of particular interest. Your research could even lead to publication, setting you on a path of academic excellence and professional recognition.

This programme is a ‘top-up’ route to a BSc Honours Degree for those who already hold a level 5 qualification e.g. Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent qualification.

This course is 1-year full time (part-time study may also be available – contact for more information about part-time study).

Core Modules

  • Research Project
  • Sustainable Development in the Industry
  • Recent Advances in Equine Veterinary Science


Elective Modules

  • Advanced Equestrian Coaching
  • Advanced Equine Nutrition
  • Strategic Marketing for the Equine Industry

Key Information

Applicants should have achieved:

β€’ BSC Top-Up (Hons) Merit or above in a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an HND in an appropriate subject.



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 in the industry as a 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 Top up/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree/ Higher National Diploma – Β£9,000

Please note that the fee status of each applicant will be assessed prior to any offer being made (Home Fee or Overseas/International Fee). Where required further information may be requested ensure the correct fee status is allocated. For further information about on studying in the UK and fee status, please visit UKCISA

Non-Home (Overseas Students) on Honours Degree/ Foundation Degree/ Extended Foundation Degree – Β£14,000

There is no requirement for students to undertake work experience as part of the Top Up degree.

However, we would always encourage students to continue their professional development with undertaking experience in their own time.

University Centre Askham Bryan fosters diverse skills through a range of engaging assessment methods tailored to hone industry standard subject skills, as well as transferable skills and graduate attributes. From traditional coursework to time-constrained assessments that sharpen quick thinking, with each assessment opportunity you can showcase your abilities.

You will engage in online assessments blending technology with information for adaptable problem-solving. Whilst presentations amplify your voice, and scholarly viva-voce discussions deepen understanding. Practical assessments bridge theory with real-world application, helping to shape your subject expertise.

With our varied approach, learning isn’t just about meeting standardsβ€”it’s about discovering your potential within an educational landscape.

In addition to tuition fees and accommodation if applicable. Students will need to budget for some extra costs as part of this course, which you will need to pay for yourself.

Below is a link to a list 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.

Additional Course Costs (UCAB)


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