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International Equine and Agricultural Business Management with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Essential: Minimum five subjects at GCSE Grade C/4 including English Language and Mathematics

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subjects

Business and management

Equine studies

Animal management

Become a multi-skilled graduate with a thorough grounding in agricultural and equine developments, equine science, business including marketing, finance, law and negotiating skills.

You will also delve into the changing dynamics of the UK horse industry as well as international equine business and science, covering Northwest Europe, the USA, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. You will also benefit from internationally-recognised visiting speakers from all areas of the equine industry.

With a work placement built into the course and our powerful network of graduates it’s no wonder our students have gone on to secure work in the UK and abroad at prestigious companies such as Westherbys, Volac International Dairy Nutrition, Haygain and Horse and Hound.

**Course structure**
We are now offering this degree course with a foundation year that will give you the opportunity to gain the experience and skills you will need before progressing on to the traditional parts of the programme.

In the first year of your four year programme you will be developing your academic and team-working skills and gaining confidence in written work; handling numerical and statistical data, and ICT. You will be introduced to a range of rural land use topics including, learning about the agricultural year; mapping; laboratory skills, and you will have the opportunity to gain competence in a range of practical skills. The year will help you to make the transition to being an independent learner, and perhaps an entrepreneur. Successful completion of the foundation year will allow you to proceed onto Year 1 of the course.

You will benefit from a blend of modules that cover equine, agriculture and business delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, visiting speakers, case studies, laboratory practical classes and demonstrations. Modules are assessed through a range of methods including essays, reports, case studies and presentations. There are timed examinations at the end of each semester.

Study tours will give you industry insight and are compulsory for this degree. You will visit Northwest Europe (two weeks) and the USA (two and a half weeks). An additional course supplement of £3,500 will apply, although study bursaries are available subject to availability and eligibility criteria.

**Work placement**
You will complete a 15 week work placement in the second year of the course which develops key transferable skills and helps you to gain industry contacts even before you graduate. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a range of links within the growing equine, agriculture and business industries.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by one or more pieces of coursework and/or examinations. Full details are given on individual module sheets, available on the University’s website. To gain credits for a module, the student must average at least 40% in the assessments for that module.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Agricultural University

Department:

School of Equine Management and Science - SEMS

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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.

82%
med
Equine studies
77%
low
Animal management

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Animal science

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

68%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

71%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

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Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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