Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in the growing international equine industry, specialising in the different aspects of equine health, husbandry and rehabilitation.
There’s a strong practical element to the course and you’ll train in our large, modern equine centre, as well as on work placements including a 6-week period at the end of year one.
In particular there’ll be the opportunity to learn and practice the latest techniques used by the equine industry, including reproduction through artificial insemination and embryo transfer and equine training techniques.
As part of this you’ll visit various equine establishments and train on the advanced facilities at our equine centre, including aqua treadmill, equine spa, solarium and equine gait analysis video system.
Turning to the academic modules you’ll cover various scientific topics such as animal behavior and welfare, equine health, equine management and therapy, biomechanics, nutrition, training, physiology, and injury and disease.
These lectures are held at the College of West Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University campuses - and you’ll have student privileges at both.
By the time you graduate you’ll be a confident, knowledgeable equine handler with a sound knowledge of management, health and husbandry techniques, and the ability to work as part of a professional equine team.
Additionally you’ll be well-prepared for further study. You can ‘top up’ your foundation qualification to an honours degree with further study and head on to postgraduate research if that interests you.
Our graduates go on to work in nutrition, breeding, welfare, livery, stud yards, riding schools, universities and research centres.
Links with industry and professional recognition
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.
There’ll be short educational placements, as well as a summer vacation placement lasting at least six weeks. If you’re working with an equine organisation already during your studies this may satisfy some or all of the placement requirements.
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.
160 UCAS tariff points. Non-academic conditions: Interviews. 5 GCSEs at C grade or above to include English, Mathematics and one Science subject.
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.
Entry requirements are for September 2015 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
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