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Equine Science

University Centre Bishop Burton

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 | 2022

Subjects

Equine studies

Animal science

This Equine Science programme explores a range of science disciplines to provide an in-depth specialist understanding of the horse through study of the applied scientific principles and practice of horse management. This 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.

**What will I study?**
Year 1:
- Academic, Employment and Professional Skills

- Equine Health and Husbandry

- Equine Evolution and Domestication

- Equine Anatomy & Physiology

- Introduction to Research Skills

- Scientific Principles and Laboratory Skills

- Equine Nutrition

- Cell Biology

Year 2:
- Research Methods and Analysis

- Equine Exercise Physiology

- Equine Behaviour and Welfare

- Cellular Processes and Biochemistry

- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

- Equine Infectious Disease

- Equine Reproductive Physiology

Year 3:
- Dissertation

- Equine Sport Injury and Diagnostic Techniques

- Immunology

- Applied Equine Biomechanics or Equine Clinical Nutrition

- Molecular Biology

- Contemporary Issues in Equestrianism.

**Learning and Teaching Approach**
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches, utilising excellent onsite resources and extensive industry links for applied aspects. For all modules, there are theory sessions aimed to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. Lecture delivery is used to convey the basic concepts, and facilitate further expansion of such concepts by the students, through independent study. Delivery in this format is interspersed with activities such as group tasks, workshops and Q&A for re-affirming knowledge and comprehension.

**Contact Time**
Contact time includes approximately 13 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals, workshops, blended learning and academic development seminars.

Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 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.

**What else can I expect?**
- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.

- 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.

- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb

- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.

- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.

- 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.

**Career Opportunities**
Careers in laboratory settings, equine product development and sales, equine/animal nutritionists, some may become lecturers and researchers (may need relevant post-graduate qualification).

Students can gain positions within the wide area of the application of equine science, as well as scientific roles within medical, food and general laboratory settings.

Modules

Equine health and husbandry
Equine behaviour and welfare
Equine nutrition
Equine evolution and development
Equine reproduction
Immunology
Molecular biology
Applied equine biomechanics (elective)
Dissertation

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

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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.

63%
low
Equine studies
63%
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

61%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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