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University Centre Bishop Burton

Equine Science

UCAS Code: D428

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E-A*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Equine studies

Animal science

This broad-based equine science course provides an in-depth specialist understanding of the horse through study of the applied scientific principles and practice of horse management. The programme seeks to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students wishing to gain scientific knowledge alongside valuable practical experience in order to promote the health, welfare and performance of the equine athlete. Graduates will be equipped with a range of current scientific knowledge and skills that will allow them to enter a wide variety of scientific and technological based careers both within the equine industry and wider areas, in a national and international context.

**Learning and Teaching Approach**
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically, utilising excellent laboratory facilities and equine centre. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus.
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**What is the contact time?**
Approximately 13 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials in the first two years of the programme. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities.

**What else can I expect?**
- Excellent equine facilities including Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness & Performance suite, 2 indoor arenas, 3 outdoor arenas, stabling for over 100 horses.

- Commercial equine centre hosts extensive range of competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre.

- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.

- Use of specialist equipment including Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory based equipment.

- Student project laboratory dedicated to science research and investigations.

- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.

- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.

- Guest lectures and demonstrations from a range of visiting speakers and offsite trips.

- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support

- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.

Modules

Year 1: Modules introduce the student to biology of the horse in Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Health and Husbandry and Applied Equine Anatomy. Students develop their scientific knowledge and skills in Fundamentals of Science and Cell Biology, applying scientific principles to the horse in Equine Nutrition and Equine Evolution & Development. Students are prepared for study with modules in Academic and Research skills.

Year 2: Subjects develop on the first year incorporating valuable topics such as Equine Exercise Physiology and Equine Behaviour & Welfare. Students complete specialised modules to support working in the equine science industry including Cellular Processes, Equine Reproduction and Equine Disease. Valuable transferable skills are gained in Entrepreneurship and Equine Resource Technology and Research Methods and Analysis.

Year 3: Students undertake an independent research module to produce a Dissertation in their final year of study on a topic of their choice. Students undertake a range of modules including Equine Sport Injury & Diagnostics, Immunology, Genetics & Molecular Biology. Students can elect to study either Advanced Equine Nutrition or Applied Equine Biomechanics.

* Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered.
* This programme is subject to revalidation in 2020/21. Any changes will be to ensure alignment with current industry practice, and these will be communicated to applicants.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes written assignments, practical demonstrations, portfolios, scientific reports, group or individual presentations and examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bishop Burton

Department:

Equine

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
Equine studies
76%
low
Animal science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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