Developed and taught in partnership with the international equine industry, our course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to work in a variety of equine settings, as well as opportunities to specialise.
You’ll study a mix of general biology modules and specialised equine topics, including horse anatomy, physiology, health and traditional training methods. A great deal of the course however is practical, based in our own large equine centre.
During the course you’ll train in the science and practical techniques used by today’s modern industry, in fields such as:
Our newly refurbished equine facilities include a rehabilitation centre. You’ll gain detailed experience and training on state-of-the-art equipment including an aqua treadmill, equine spa, solarium and equine gait analysis video system.
Equine professionals will be closely involved in your training and assessment - and you’ll visit equine events and establishments to see them at work.
Your course lectures will take place at the College of West Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University campuses – and you’ll enjoy student privileges at both. By the time you graduate you’ll be fully trained to work internationally.
Our graduates go on to work in nutrition, breeding, welfare, livery, stud yards, riding schools, universities and research centres.
Industry professionals are extensively involved in assessing our students on topics such as equine husbandry, groundwork and event management. Employers can be confident you’re qualified for the workplace.
We’ll assess mostly on your performance during hands-on practical activities, but there’ll also be essay, case study and portfolio assignments, as well as exams. Industry professionals will help assess your practical abilities to guarantee you’re ready for the workplace.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
The course fee assumes that you’re studying at half the rate of a full time student (50% intensity). Course fees will be different if you study over a longer period. All fees are for guidance purposes only.
Please note, the estimated additional costs for this course are as follows: lab coat - £15; poster printing - £20; walking boots - £60; waterproof coat - £50; wellingtons - £25; waterproof trousers - £20.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
220 UCAS tariff points. Non-academic conditions: Interviews. 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Mathematics and one Science.
Important additional notes
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All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
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