BSc (Hons) Equine Training & Management


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


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.



On our HE courses, you will benefit from the wide breadth and experience of our expert lecturing team and the exciting and highly-varied facilities and resources. Teaching methods will vary from unit to unit, but typically any day of lectures will contain a mixture of theoretical content delivered in one of our well-equipped lecture rooms interspersed with visits to the yards to practice and cement learning.

Our assessment activities are designed to mimic real-life scenarios and as such include tasks designed to develop a skill set suited to 21st century professions in addition to academic knowledge and aptitude. These range from traditional written work and exams to presentations and practical demonstrations with the involvement of industry specialists.

The dissertation project, planned in the second year and completed in the final year, offers students the opportunity to focus on the area of equine science they are passionate about, and to add to the field of knowledge around this. As part of this process you will have access to a range of state-of-the-art analytical equipment as well as the physical resources across our two equine sites.

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.

Level 4

Compulsory Modules
• AGRI1202 - Anatomy and Muscle Function (15)
• AGRI1310 - Industry Practices 1 (15)
• BUSI1571 - Professional Practice (15)
• RESE1162 - Research Skills (15)
• NEW - Equine Management 1 (30)
• AGRI1206 - Equine Nutrition (15)

Optional Modules
• AGRI1240 - Preparing and Exercising Horses (15)
• AGRI1242 - Horse handling and Groundwork (15)

Level 5

Compulsory Modules
• AGRI1322 - Industry Practices 2 (15)
• BUSI1690 - Business Planning and Project Management (15)
• MARK1177 - Organisation and Event Management (15)
• STAT1042 - Data Analysis (15)
• NEW - Equine sports science (15)
• NEW - Equine Management 2 (15)

Optional Modules
• AGRI1174 - Riding and Training Horses on the Flat (15)
• AGRI1175 - Riding and Training Horses over Fences (15)
• AGRI1244 - Training young horses from the ground (15)
• NEW - Horse Breeding Management (15)

Level 6

Compulsory Modules
• NEW - Rural Enterprise Management (15)
• AGRI1158 - Current Issues (15)
• AGRI1070 - Honours Project (30)
• NEW - Equine Exercise Physiology (15)
• NEW - Advanced Equine Management and Training (15)
• VETE1016 - Sports Injury Therapy and Rehabilitation (15)

Optional Modules
• AGRI1250 - Advanced Equitation and Performance (15)
• NEW - Applies Behaviour in Equine Training (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.