UCAS code:
DNKL

Course type:
Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Equine Management (top-up)

Benefit from world-class facilities and world-class expertise. Learn from lecturers who are specialists in their subject areas. Gain industry experience at our international equine events.

Top-up your existing qualifications to a full BSc (Hons) degree. Explore the business and science behind successful horse management, applying what you learn in our industry-leading facilities. Focus on the topics that interest you. Graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for your career.

Learn on a campus full of commercial opportunities and outstanding facilities. You’ll gain experience in our equine therapy and rider performance centres, as well as our animal science laboratories.

You'll have the opportunity to study concepts underpinning the development of injury prevention, therapy and rehabilitation programmes, learn more about equine behaviour and welfare or explore areas relating to business and project management in the equine industry. Other optional modules cover the nutrition of performance horses and current issues in the equestrian industry, exploring the research to debate current areas of interest.

An applied research project will allow you to explore a topic of your choice in detail. You’ll evaluate and better understand current industry practices, giving you work-ready skills and knowledge. Guest lecturers with industry and research experience will complement your learning.

Successful completion of this degree will prepare you to move into work within the equine industry or move onto postgraduate study.

Industry opportunities

You'll benefit from access to horses on our livery yard, as well as our commercial equine therapy and rider performance centres if required for the completion of your applied research project. We'll also encourage you to secure gain experience in industry through voluntary work while you're here. Where appropriate, industry and research-based guest speakers will contribute to your modules.

This course is ideal for those who...

Have a passion for the equine industry and want to build on their current qualifications and industry experience.

Teaching

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.

Learning and 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.

Graduate destinations

Career options are diverse. You could move into a range of professional equestrian careers. Graduates have recently progressed into:

  • Sponsorship Co-ordinator, Three Counties Showground
  • Equine Therapy Centre Manager
  • International Event Rider and Olympic medallist
  • College lecturing roles
  • Postgraduate study
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in a equine science or management related subject.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team.

Why study Equine at Hartpury University?

Challenge yourself to reach new heights in your field alongside internationally-known equine scientists, coaches and competitors. Be inspired in world-class facilities. Our strong reputation in industry means our graduates move into exciting equine careers. We're among the biggest equine education centres in the world.

Whether you want to progress into equine science, therapy, behaviour or business, you'll find unrivalled opportunities at Hartpury, year on year. Find your perfect degree.

Key information

  • Tuition Fees

    Year of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
    2019Full-time£9,250£13,000

    Please note that some courses have additional fees - please see the course information sheet (available above) to see specific fee information for this course.

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  • University accommodation

    At Hartpury you could choose to live on campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre.

    Whichever option you go for, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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How to apply

Apply online

If you want to apply for an undergraduate, full-time course at Hartpury University, you’ll need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) here using the course code that you will find on the course page in our website.

The 'Apply' pages of the UCAS website give detailed guidance on completing your application and what happens after you apply so please read it carefully. It is important to ensure that all sections of the application are completed, paying particular attention to the qualifications, personal statement and reference sections.

The institution code for Hartpury is H22.

Apply at the UCAS website

If you want to study a degree on a part-time basis, you need to apply directly to Hartpury. Complete the part-time application form and send it back to us by either:

Scanning and emailing to admissions@hartpury.ac.uk

Faxing a copy to 01452 700629

Posting it to Admissions, Hartpury University, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

If you want to apply for an undergraduate, full-time course at Hartpury University, you’ll need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) here using the course code that you will find on the course page in our website.

The 'Apply' pages of the UCAS website give detailed guidance on completing your application and what happens after you apply so please read it carefully. It is important to ensure that all sections of the application are completed, paying particular attention to the qualifications, personal statement and reference sections.

The institution code for Hartpury is H22.

Apply at the UCAS website

If you want to study a degree on a part-time basis, you need to apply directly to Hartpury. Complete the part-time application form and send it back to us by either:

Scanning and emailing to admissions@hartpury.ac.uk

Faxing a copy to 01452 700629

Posting it to Admissions, Hartpury University, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

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