Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies FdSc

Full-time undergraduate (2 years)

Cambridge , College of West Anglia


Intermediate awards: CertHE, DipHE

code: D422

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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.

Full description


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.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

Year two, core modules


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.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Study in the bustling market towns of King’s Lynn or Wisbech, or the historic city of Cambridge.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students (per year)


How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your fees in the following ways.

Tuition fee loan

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.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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.

How to pay your fees directly

Funding for UK & EU students

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:

Entry requirements


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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 admissions@anglia.ac.uk 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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UK & EU applicants

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