Join a degree that’s been developed for the horseracing industry. Study horseracing business and racehorse performance with practising industry professionals. Gain the experience you need to succeed in the global racing business.
The international horseracing world is growing, especially in areas such as Dubai, Japan, Hong Kong, the US and Australia. There are a range of exciting career opportunities all over the world. As a graduate from this degree you will have a strong practical knowledge and experience of the racing industry whilst making valuable contacts for your dream career.
Alongside core business and equine modules, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into fundamental areas of international horseracing business including hospitality, marketing, sponsorship and media. You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in the equine management side of the commercial racing world, developing your expertise in areas such as bloodstock whilst gaining practical and professional experience towards your CV.
An integral study trip will enable you to experience the horseracing business environment first hand. You’ll also make valuable connections which can open the doors to a range of exciting work experience and graduate employment opportunities. You’ll have opportunities to visit horseracing yards and tracks across the UK and further afield, which will give you valuable insights ready for your career. Live business briefs, field trips and work experience will strengthen your understanding of the global racing world.
Gloucestershire is renowned for horseracing, with the world famous Gold Cup held in Cheltenham each year. The county is home to some of the world’s most prestigious racehorse training centres. Our students gain experience with many of these organisations, as well as through our partnerships with key organisations including the British Horseracing Association, racecourses across the UK, NAF and Baileys Horse Feeds.
This course is ideal for those who...
Have a strong passion for being part of the future of horseracing business across the world or in the UK.
Learning and assessment
This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study. You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment. You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.
Several of our graduates have gone on to forge successful careers within the horseracing industry. One has even gone on to become the UK’s youngest racehorse trainer! Roles include:
- Marketing manager, Thirsk and York racecourses
- Graduate Scheme, British Horseracing Authority
- Graduate Scheme, Newmarket Jockey Club Racecourses
- Irish National Stud
- Racehorse trainer
Is there an integrated placement year option?
Three years full-time (four years with integrated placement year)