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Equestrian Sports Science (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E-D,D

Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level.

Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Highers at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Highers. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary level.

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

PPP

Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher.

UCAS Tariff

32-48

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Animal science

Sport and exercise sciences

**Equestrian sport has two athletes - the horse and rider, so is a particularly unique sport. If you’re interested in improving horse and rider performance and want to learn more about the way these two athletes interact, then this is the ideal course for you.**

The foundation year entry provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress with the full BSc qualification.

On this course, you’ll learn how to assess both horse and rider performance, monitor and track progress, and implement interventions to aid and enhance successful competitive performance, backed up by scientific evidence and knowledge.

You’ll apply what you learn to real-world scenarios using our on-site commercial facilities, including a dedicated rider performance centre, Equine Therapy Centre and human performance laboratory. Alongside this, you could also gain experience at our international equine events, which attract competitors, sponsors, and spectators from around the globe.

You don’t need to be able to ride to undertake this degree programme, you simply need the passion and drive to want to improve performance in equestrian sport, and an interest in the rider as well as the horse.

The course is ideal for those with a keen interest in the scientific principles of sport performance, and those seeking a career at all levels, from grassroots to professional-level equestrian sport.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future.

Modules include: Foundation Skills Development, Academic Skills in Practice (Internship), Reviewing Literature, Foundation Equine Science, Foundation Biological Principles, Equine Functional Anatomy, Introduction to Functional Anatomy and Sports Biomechanics, Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Introduction to Equestrians Sports, Equine Exercise Physiology, Horse and Rider Performance, Undergraduate Research Process, Dissertation, Advances in Horse and Rider Performance.

Modules are sometimes subject to change.

Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-equestrian-sports-science-with-foundation-year/

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students.

Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

The Uni


Course location:

Hartpury University

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.

87%
high
Animal science
78%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

75%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

62%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
E

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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