BSc (Hons) Equine Training & Management


Hadlow Campus

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This comprehensive degree programme covers all aspects of equine management and equips graduates with the necessary skills to run their own equine business. Structured to allow you to pursue a programme which reflects your experiences and interests, the course is a mix between theory and practical outside demonstrations, visits and seminars. You will cover the training and breeding of horses, equine science and estate management.

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, the programme provides students with the necessary skills for management within a commercial or competition yard environment, or related industry. Typical employers include competition centres, yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event management agencies, equine welfare organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine veterinary clinics

BSI approved riding hat, boots, jodhpurs, whip, hoof-pick and grooming kit.

Students at Hadlow receive a 5% discount at Speedgate Saddlery. Students also benefit from strong links with international competition riders, the Society of Master Saddlers, Ken Lyndon-Dykes and the partnership with Bell Equine veterinary practice.

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

Year 1 – Level 4

• Equine Anatomy and Physiology (30)
• Equine Welfare and Husbandry (30)
• Professional Practice (15)
• Industry Perspectives (15)
• Work Based Learning (15)
A choice of either: • Preparing and Exercising Horses (15) OR • Training Horses from the Ground (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

• Organisation and Event Management (15)
• Equine and Human Sports Science (30)
• Introduction to Research Skills (15)
• Business Planning and Performance (15)
• Work Based Learning (15)
A choice of either: • Principles and Methods of Training Horses (15) OR • Riding and Training on the Flat (15)
And a choice of either: • Training Young Horses from the Ground (15) OR • Riding and Training Horses over Fences (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

• Equine Enterprise Management (15)
• Applied Equine Biomechanics (15)
• Applied Equine Nutrition (15)
• Equine Exercise Physiology (30)
• Project (30)
A choice of either: • Sports Injury, Rehabilitation and Therapy (15) OR • Advanced Equitation and Performance (15)

    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.