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Foundation Degree (FdSc) 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 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.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Industry Skills
• The Future Equine Industry
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Equine Anatomy and Physiology
• Equine Behaviour and Welfare
• Coaching Psychology and Rider Performance
• Management of the Performance Horse

Year 2

• Personal Research Project

• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Business Enterprise
• Equine Rehabilitation and Injury Management
• Equine Nutrition
• Applied Marketing for the Equine Industry

Elective Modules
• Equitation Science and Coaching
• Equine Breeding and Reproduction Technologies
• Performance Horse Evaluation

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses students must have achieved grade C/4 or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

We welcome external applications with advanced standing and accreditation of prior learning (APEL) which will be discussed upon application.

Further Study

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

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277