If you’re passionate about horses, our course gives you the skills you need for a career in equine science. Develop hands-on skills as you learn about equine health, behaviour and treatments. On graduation, you could enter the workplace or study with us for another year and top up to a full honours degree.
Equine scientists improve the health and wellbeing of horses. On our course, you’ll study a mix of general biology and specialised equine modules, gaining a broad understanding of normal and abnormal horse behaviour, reproduction through artificial insemination, equine biomechanics, equine sport and performance science. You’ll learn to test your own ideas scientifically and to analyse your data.
You’ll have a practical introduction to equine health and therapy, and develop your skills in handling and husbandry.
Together, we’ll consider the wider social, economic and ethical implications of equine science. You’ll understand the arguments and problems affecting equine welfare and explore how science contributes to debate and controversies, including around the quality and sustainability of life.
If your equestrian skills are particularly good, you could train and be examined for additional British Horse Society qualifications in care and riding at levels 1, 2 or 3.
You’ll have access to the full range of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and software at Anglia Ruskin University and the College of West Anglia’s Equine Rehabilitation Centre.
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
Complete short work placements, where you’ll apply the theory and skills you’ve learnt in the classroom
Our course will give you superb exposure to the world of working with horses, providing experience which will be attractive to employers. You’ll be in constant contact with local industry for assessments, giving you valuable knowledge and networking opportunities.
You’ll have the chance to complete short work placements, where you’ll apply the theory and skills you’ve learnt in the classroom. You’ll also spend at least six weeks on an equine work placement during your first summer break, unless you’re already employed in a business that will help with your learning.
When you graduate you could work in development or management positions in nutrition, breeding, welfare, livery and stud yards, riding schools and education and research institutions.
Throughout the course, we’ll assess your progress in a number of ways. The assessment focus will be on hands-on practical activity, with the involvement of industry professionals to make sure you reach employers’ high standards. You’ll also be marked on exams, essays, case studies and portfolios.
You’ll get to spend at least six weeks on an equine work placement during your first summer break, unless you’re already employed in a related business.
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:
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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