Bsc (Hons) Equine Science with Management Course

BSc(Hons) Equine Science with Management

The course prepares students for management level careers in the equine and associated leisure industries.

Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 6
  • Course Type

    Full Time
  • Length

    3 Years
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

Step into the world of equine excellence at University Centre Askham Bryan, a as a place for aspiring equestrian professionals. Imagine learning in an environment where your passion for horses is matched with opportunities for hands-on experience and professional growth. This Bachelor of Science course is about immersing yourself in equine behaviour, training and management, equitation science and blending scientific theory with the practical aspects of managing, producing and training equines.



Awarding Body: Harper Adams University

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What you will learn

Prepare to elevate your career to management positions within the equine industry. You can sharpen your expertise in evidence-based management, focusing on the horse, the rider, and the facilities. Whether it’s mastering the horse husbandry to ensuring the highest standards in facility management, our programme is tailored to turn your aspirations into reality.

Our on campus commercial Equestrian Centre is there to facilitate your learning as includes three indoor yards, indoor and outdoor arenas, representing high-quality industry standard equine training facilities. With British Horse Society approval, as a registered training and examination centre for horse care, riding and coaching, we offer a breadth of professional training opportunities for those engaged in equestrian sports.

At University Centre Askham Bryan, we don’t just teach equine management; we are passionate about sharing it with the next generation of industry leaders and have designed this programme to support your professional and personal development with the field of equine sciences and innovative management techniques.

This course is 3-years full time (part-time study may also be available – contact for more information about part-time study).

Level 4 (Year 1) Modules

Core Modules

  • Academic Writing and Research
  • Principles of Equine Management
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Practical Horsemanship with Coaching
  • Managing Future Equine Enterprise
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare

Level 5 (Year 2) Modules

Core Modules

  • Research Skills
  • Equine Health and Nutrition
  • Applied Marketing for the Equine Industry
  • Equitation Science
  • Performance Horse Production and Evaluation
  • Equine Event Management

Level 6 (Year 3) Modules

Core Modules

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

Elective Modules

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


Key Information

Applicants should have achieved:

β€’ 84 UCAS Points

β€’ 5 GCSE’s including Maths English 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.

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 stable manager, equine nutritionist, equine breeding, coaching and training and event management.

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 – 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

Find out more about UCAB Fees and Finance (UCAB)

Although not compulsory for BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Management students work experience can be invaluable in providing a practical understanding of the equine industry, allowing the application on theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.


Work placement is completed with an external employer which is arranged by the student. Such placements include Equine yard, coaching, welfare and stud work, event management and marketing roles within the equine industry.

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.


University Centre Askham Bryan fosters diverse talents and 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.

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. There is also opportunity to undertake applied research as part of an honours research project (honours pathway only).

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 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.

Additional Course Costs (UCAB)

Extra Curricular

BHS Stages

Academies – HE Riding Team

Student Voice

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