Get hands-on exposure to managing the health, behaviour and welfare of horses. Our course will make sure that you’re equipped to join, and thrive, in the equine industry. While you’ll get a solid academic foundation, the focus is on getting you involved.
Equine scientists improve the health and wellbeing of horses. If you’re passionate about working with horses, our course will give you a fundamental understanding of their anatomy and physiology, as well as the latest techniques for meeting a wide range of horses’ needs.
Firstly, get an introduction to equine health and therapy while learning about equine biomechanics, sport and performance science, and reproduction through artificial insemination. Then, broaden your awareness of the wider social, economic and ethical implications of equine science and rehabilitation.
You’ll also get a comprehensive understanding of normal and abnormal horse behaviour in a range of management and training scenarios; increase your expertise in handling and husbandry; and learn to originate and test new ideas scientifically and critically assess your results.
You’ll even have the option to go on a field trip to look at equine management systems in Europe and enjoy visits to a range of events and establishments.
Use our full range of equipment and software at both Anglia Ruskin University and the College of West Anglia’s Equine Rehabilitation Centre and, by the time you graduate, you’ll have covered every important theoretical and practical aspect of equine science.
The hands-on teaching within some of the modules is one of the course's best assets, as you can apply what you have learnt to the real world
Our course puts you in constant contact with the local equine industry, offering opportunities for learning and networking.
As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for employment in development or management positions in nutrition, breeding and welfare establishments, livery and stud yards, riding schools and educational and research institutions.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. The focus will be on hands-on practical activity, but you’ll also complete essays, case studies, exams and portfolios.
Industry professionals will be involved in your practical assessments to make sure that you reach employers’ high standards.
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.
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:
Please call us for further details about entry requirements for this course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
Full-time undergraduate (2 years)
Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
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