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University Centre Sparsholt

Equine Science

UCAS Code: D426

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E

Three A Level passes including two at grade C/4 or above, one which should be in a Science.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

A Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3, with Science units at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

24 points with HL Science at 4.

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

DMM

We also accept the following City & Guilds Diploma: • C&G Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) - DMM; • C&G Extended Diploma - Merit with 6 units at Distinction or above

UCAS Tariff

80

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Equine studies

**WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?**
- Gain the scientific skills and knowledge needed for a career in scientific support and management of the performance horse

- Be taught by leading industry experts in outstanding onsite facilities

- Tailor your learning to your interests and career goals with optional units and dissertation at Level 6

**What will I learn?**
The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in scientific support and management of the performance horse. You will use the outstanding facilities of the BHS-approved Equine Centre as well as fully-equipped laboratories to develop the vital skills needed. At Level 6, optional units enable you to choose the study path that suits your career aims, with equine science subjects such as Equine Genetics and Reproductive Technologies and Applied Nutrition on offer.

You will complete a one-month work placement.  A  range  of offsite visits to studs, sports horse centres and veterinary centres, plus guest speakers in nutrition, physiotherapy, genetics, exercise science and other subjects give yet more industry insight.

**Where can I go from here?**
You can progress to further study on the MSc in Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training or another MSc such as MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy or PhD programme. Our graduates enjoy a range of careers in teaching, racing and performance studs, laboratory work, research management and scientific support of performance horses.

Modules

YEAR 1
• Equine Anatomy & Physiology
• The Equine Industry
• Academic Skills
• Work Placement
• Equine Evolution, Domestication & Behaviour
• Equitation & Husbandry
• Principles in Biology
YEAR 2
• Advanced Equine Anatomy & Physiology
• Nutrition & Dietetics
• Research Methods & Analytical Techniques
• Equitation & Coaching
• Equine Ethology
• Equine Health & Welfare
• Breeding & Stud Management
• Data Analysis 1
YEAR 3
• Dissertation
• Equine Veterinary Science
• Data Analysis 2
• Equine Rehabilitation & Therapy
• Equine Biomechanics & Sports Science
• Applied Nutrition (optional – subject to demand)
• Equine Genetics & Reproductive Technologies (optional – subject to demand)
• Professional Industrial Development

Assessment methods

Tutorial support throughout your programme of study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including case studies, seminars, investigative reports and practical sessions.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,800
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£9,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students and an Aim Higher Bursary to £1200 to all students progressing from a Sparsholt Level 3 course to a FdSc or BSc.

Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions.

For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Sparsholt

Department:

Equestrian Science and Performance Management

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