BSc (Hons) Applied Equine Welfare & Management


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


UCAS Codes

Institution Code: G70
Course Code: DD42 BSC/AEWM
This BSc degree develops your knowledge and understanding of a range of equine health and welfare issues occurring during the current equine crisis and beyond, with a particular emphasis on development of practical skills for enhancement and maintenance of general health and welfare following injury. In addition to developing broad equine-specific knowledge and skills, the programme will also foster key transferrable professional and analytical skills. Through work-based learning opportunities and Hadlow college’s links, you will graduate in a strong position to enter the equine industry.

Coursework (written assignments, reports, case studies and presentations) as well as end of unit examinations.

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively a degree in equine welfare and management opens up opportunities within equine nutrition, animal welfare charities or similar organisations, or as a self-employed alternative therapist.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4

• Equine Anatomy and Muscle Function
• Horse Handling and Groundwork
• Introduction to Rehabilitation and Therapy
• Equine Nutrition
• Professional Practice
• Research Skills
• Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise
• Industry Practices

Year 2 – Level 5

• The Science of Movement
• Applied Herbal Medicine
• Hydrotherapy
• Equine Veterinary Practices and Treatment
• Data Analysis
• Industry Practices
• Business Planning and Project Management
Optional modules: • Advanced Groundwork and Handling OR • Equine Nutrition for Performance

Year 3 – Level 6

• Dissertation
• Applied Equine Biomechanics
• Musculo-skeletal Therapy
• Examination and Diagnostics
• Hydrotherapy Case Studies
• Current Issues in Equine Sports Therapy
• Rider Biomechanics and Rehabilitation OR • Rural Enterprise Management

    Hadlow Campus

  • 3 Years

    Full time

  • £8,630.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

96 UCAS points made up from A-Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or a minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths and preferably Science.

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.