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Derby College

Equine Science, Management and Training

UCAS Code: D424

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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1.0year

Full-time | 2020

The aim of the BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, Management and Training is to provide a progression opportunity for students who have completed a Level 5 qualification in a related subject. The programme aims to integrate academic and work-based learning and equip students with the skills and knowledge relevant to their chosen career.

The programme is centred on employability and the research, training and professional development modules are all designed to encourage people to refine their practice for their future careers.

This course is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by the University of Derby.

All students get access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.

Modules

Equine Exercise Physiology (20 credits)

This unit teaches the effects of exercise and training upon the following physiological systems of the horse – metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous, hormonal and thermoregulatory. The concept of fatigue will also be considered.

Professional Planning (20 credits)

This module builds on work that students’ will have done throughout the Foundation Degree - or equivalent - as part of their professional formation. Students will explore contemporary issues affecting the commercial development of the equine industry and start to develop their future plans for work. Students will meet a range of practitioners in the field and reflect on their future professional activities.

Training and Developing Horses (40 credits)

This module builds on established skills developed by the student through experience both in the equestrian industry and while training. Students will be able to use skills they have developed to train and develop a particular horse over the course of a year. As well as flatwork and jumping, it will be expected that ground schooling - including lunging, long reining and loose schooling - is to be used. The student will also be expected to adopt a holistic approach to improve their horse’s mental and physical performance by using therapies, massage and stretching.

Research Project (40 credits)

Independent enquiry and critical analysis are essential skills that all employees expect to see in new graduates. Through undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their higher education programme and professional development, students will have ample opportunity to refine these skills.

Students will conduct an in-depth investigation into a specific aspect of their programme of study. This research may be developed from elements of the programme, linked to the student’s individual interests or to areas where they may wish to seek future employment.

Assessment methods

While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations and poster presentations. All formative and summative assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.

Tuition fees

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£6,000
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£6,000
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International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course location:

Broomfield Hall

Department:

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