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Studying Equine

Hartpury is the world's largest equine college and provides courses university level (undergraduate and postgradudate), BTEC diploma and short courses.   The College has world-class equine facilities and students can also bring their horses to live on campus. 

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Access to HE
Equine

Access to HE (Land Based Studies - Equine)

Duration

1 Yr
If you would like to study at degree level but you haven’t got the usual qualification entry requirements then the Access to Higher Education Diploma is the ideal progression route. We will provide you with the necessary study skills and field specific grounding via our course structure and staff support so you go on to succeed at your chosen...

Diploma

Equine diplomas are offered to students aged 16 years of age or over. These are work related qualifications, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university. Surrounded by superb facilities and industry experts, students can expect a unique learning experience.

DIP
Equine

L1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (Horse Care)

Duration

1 Yr
This course is designed to provide you with the skills and qualifications necessary to progress on to further studies. You will be given the opportunity to work practically with the horses on the college yard to gain a foundation understanding of how to care for them as well as the theory behind horse husbandry and welfare. Alongside your...
BTEC
Equine

Level 2 Diploma Horse Care

Duration

1 Yr
If you want an understanding of what an equine career involves, this course is an excellent introduction to all aspects of horse care and riding. Studying the theory units will ensure that you have an appreciation of the importance of correct horse management and an increased understanding of how the equine bodily systems interrelate to each...
BTEC
Equine

Level 3 Diploma Horse Management

Duration

1 Yr
This course gives you the opportunity to progress further with your studies and continue to enhance your theory based knowledge and practical skills by utilising the outstanding equine facilities on campus. You will be involved in the daily care of the horses through yard duties which will develop the practical skills necessary to gain...
BTEC
Equine

Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Business)

Duration

2 Yrs
This course allows you to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and business through theory-based and practical sessions. You will study both pure business and equine related units, giving you the specialised knowledge needed to pursue a range of careers. You are also required to complete a period of...
BTEC
Equine

Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Equitation)

Duration

2 Yrs
This course gives you the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and equitation through theory-based and practical sessions. You will be involved in the daily care of the horses through yard duties, including weekends which will develop the practical skills necessary to gain employment...
BTEC
Equine

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Horse Management

Duration

1 Yr
This course gives you the opportunity to gain a good grounding in key aspects of horse management and equitation (if the riding option is chosen). The course is a mixture of theory and practical units. Studying the theory units will ensure that you have an understanding of the importance of correct horse management and how this impacts on equine...

Degree

Hartpury has an outstanding international reputation for the quality of its equine programmes, events and facilities. Our equine degree programmes offer opportunities to a wide range of students and all degrees are awarded by the University of the West of England.   There is space for over 250 student horses to be stabled at the College.

BSc (Hons)
Equine

Equestrian Sports Science

Ucas code

DC46

Duration

3 Yrs
Equestrian sports are unusual in that they require the co-ordination of effort between the human athlete and the equine athlete. The Equestrian Sports Science degree will enable you to study the athletic combination of horse and rider and develop research into the interaction between the two. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of the support...
BA (Hons)
Equine

Equine Business Management (SW)

Ucas code

DN42

Duration

3 Yrs
This degree combines business modules, developed by the prestigious Bristol Business School, with equine industry and functional equine science modules. Students are able to widen their skill base, develop key contacts and gain valuable work experience with an in-built work placement module, with an additional opportunity to take a Sandwich year...
BSc (Hons)
Equine

Equine Management (top-up)

Ucas code

DNKL

Duration

1 Yr
This programme is very flexible in delivery, facilitating part time or full time (one year) completion which may suit those already working in industry. Students who gained employment following completion of a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma can use this programme to gain additional qualifications which may facilitate a change in role...
BSc (Hons)
Equine

Equine Science (SW)

Ucas code

D334

Duration

3 Yrs
During the BSc (Hons) Equine Science you will build a strong understanding of equine science and be able to tailor the degree to your career interests or subject strengths.  Students are able to widen their skill base, develop key contacts and gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to take a Sandwich year between years 2 and...
FdSc
Equine

Equine Performance (SW)

Ucas code

D427

Duration

2 Yrs
If you are interested in a career aimed at managing performance horses, this course will give you the specific knowledge and skills necessary for entry into this exciting industry.   Students are able to widen their skill base, develop key contacts and gain valuable work experience with an opportunity to take a Sandwich year and work...
FdSc
Equine

Equine Science and Management

Ucas code

D42F

Duration

2 Yrs
There is no better way to enhance your career prospects in the equine industry than by enrolling onto the FdSc Equine Science & Management programme, which provides students with a more practically orientated approach to Higher Education study. Additionally, students can engage with a range of work experiences, ultimately resulting in plenty of...
HECert
Equine

Equine Science and Management

Ucas code

D42G

Duration

1 Yr
The Cert HE Equine Science & Management programme offers an excellent introduction to equine-based higher education and a flexible approach to studying at Hartpury. Modules on this programme are mapped against the BHS Horse Knowledge and Care syllabus up to stage three.  Timetabling makes it suitable for mature students balancing life and...

Postgraduate

As an associate faculuty of the University of the West of England, Hartpury offers a range of equine postgraduate qualifications.  There are full and part-time study options. For the majoirty of our programmes, you can decide whether to study for a full masters degree or for post-graduate certificate (Pg Cert) or posgraduate diploma (Pg Dip) 
MSc
Equine

by Research in Equestrian Performance

Duration

1 Yr
Utilising our outstanding facilities, industry links and staff expertise this programme supports students to engage actively within research related to equestrian performance (including the dyadic nature of horse and rider and triadic nature of horse, rider and coach). This programme will provide you with the opportunity to advance and expand...
PGCert
Equine

Equine Behaviour and Welfare

Duration

1 Yr
Recognition of the importance of equine welfare has never been higher, both with industry lead bodies and the general public. Equine welfare underpins safe management of the horse and facilitates a longer and more successful career in every area of their use. To achieve a high standard of welfare understanding the principles of the study of equine...
MSc
Equine

Equine Science (PGcert, PGDip, MSc)

Duration

1 Yr
Equine Science can be studied at MSc, Pg Diploma or Pg Certificate level.Postgraduate study in Equine Science at Hartpury can be the start of many exciting opportunities. The programme consists of taught modules delivered via weekend study blocks to facilitate study alongside your career and a range of full and part time study options are available...
PGCert
Equine

Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation

Duration

1 Yr
Equestrian related activities are increasingly contributing large amounts to the UK's rural and national economy.  A horse's woth is associated with its performance and how we can measure and affect those factors is increasingly important.  This programme provides an insight into this exciting and cutting edge area.  UWE...
MA
Equine

Sport Management (Equine) (PGCert, PGDip, MA)

Duration

1 Yr
This course is aimed at graduates aspiring to work in sports business or management by gaining a Masters award that develops sector-specific knowledge and appropriate skills in a management context. It is also aimed at professionals working in the sports industry, either in sports management, sports marketing, events organisation, or other...
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