Course type:
Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

BSc (Hons) Equine Science with Therapy (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: DF35

Four years full-time (five years with sandwich year)
Part-time options available

This programme is designed to provide a broad understanding of equine science, with a special focus on equine therapy. Whilst you will not be qualified to become a therapist upon graduation, it will expose you to the scientific principles which underpin horse health, performance, therapy and rehabilitation. The programme can also act as a springboard into relevant further study required to pursue a career as an equine therapist.

Benefiting from some of the best equestrian facilities in the world, supported by internationally renowned researchers, students are exposed to a wide range of therapists. This allows students to understand the benefits, limitations, latest research and professional guidelines on using a variety of therapeutic options to enhance horse welfare and performance.

An optional sandwich year can be taken in the third year. Equine Science students have worked in a wide range of therapies, but also in other environments, in the UK and all over the world, gaining relevant practical knowledge, exposure to the industry and making important contacts.

Teaching is delivered through lectures, laboratory practicals and dissections, and yard-based work such as lameness assessments and exercise testing. Seminars are used to discuss theories and new ideas, and guest lectures and demonstrations give you expert information from industry professionals and researchers.

Optional modules enable students to tailor their study to their own areas of interest. Modules on this programme could include Equine Veterinary Science, Equine Diagnostics and Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy and Equine Diseases and Disorders.

A degree with a foundation year is a subject-specific, one year of full-time study at level 0 prior progressing to level 1 on this undergraduate degree. This programme will suit you if you have a minimum of two passes at A level, or another recognised post-GCSE qualification, even if not in the subject areas needed for level 1 of your chosen degree. You can also apply if you did not obtain high enough grades or you don’t have the necessary standard of English. 

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

4 Year
Duration:
4 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language and Mathematics

All applications for the Foundation year will be considered individually, however evidence of previous relevant study at level 3 (i.e. A Level, BTEC etc) is required.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Why study Equine at Hartpury University Centre?

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional competition opportunities and supporting horses and riders in all forms of their development and wellbeing.

As Europe’s largest equine education centre, Hartpury attracts the very highest calibre lecturers, researchers and coaches. It also hosts riders, trainers and industry leaders from more than 20 countries at its three major equine festivals each year.

But perhaps the most special thing about Hartpury is that there are so many opportunities for our students to gain real world experience on our own specialist campus.

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.