As part of this degree programme you will learn a combination of equine business and science, giving you an in-depth understanding of the business side to the equine industry. Mixing science and business is a key part of this course, allowing students to understand the technical aspects of the equine industry and how it relates to business. A final year ‘top up’ is also available for applicants who have a HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject.
- Fundamentals of business
- Equine industry and event management
- Equine exercise physiology
- Equine marketing management
- Equitation (elective)
- Entrepreneurship and equine resource technology
- Strategic management
- Human resource management
- Equine operations management.
For the three-year BSc programme, application is through UCAS, using code N2D4.
If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant FdSc or HND qualification, please apply either via UCAS (selecting year of entry three) or our online application form.
Three years full-time for the BSc or one year full-time for the final year ‘top up’ programme.
Students will attend college for 13 hours per week usually over three to four days in year one and year two, then 10 hours per week usually over two days in year three.
Many graduates continue their education and may progress to other areas of study or undertake postgraduate research at either Masters or Doctorate level.
Students are assessed through coursework (including reports, presentations and lab reports), practical assessments and formal examinations.
Successful graduates have gone on to secure promising careers within the equine industry in roles including sales and marketing. Some have also explored roles as equine business administrators, bloodstock agents, lecturers, researchers, equine insurance brokers and equine facilties managers.
Find out more about our BSc (Hons) Business Management for the Equine Industry programme.
Students will require sturdy footwear, a riding hat (PAS015 standard or equivalent), gloves, boots, dark jodhpurs/ trousers, coat and a basic grooming kit for equine based practical sessions.
Students also require a body protector for all jumping sessions (BETA Level 3 2009- Air Jackets are not permitted in day-to-day sessions) for those taking optional equitation modules.
Students are required to provide their own laboratory coats, available via the college online shop, as well as to purchase core texts to support studies and make small contributions (usually up to £25) to attend study visits on some modules.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of The Royal Agricultural University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the college's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level, relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent or an Access to Higher Education Diploma, plus a satisfactory reference.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
For advanced entry to final level, a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree is required.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).
BSc (Hons) Business Management for the Equine Industry
Having completed her degree in Business Management for the Equine Industry at Bishop Burton College, Celeste now works at Equikro within online sales and marketing.
"The course at Bishop Burton gave me an in depth knowledge of what is required for a successful business so that I can confidently apply this to my job role."
What did you like about Bishop Burton College?
I was made to feel very welcome. The College has everything you need on campus, including the Learning Resource Centre, Higher Education Centre and nice accommodation.
What is the best thing about your course?
Bishop Burton has smaller lecture groups than most universities, making it easy to ask questions when you don't understand and allowing for more one-to-one assignment support with lecturers. The tutors also give really constructive feedback on assignments, which is useful for improvement.
Not everything on the course was equine related, which was great for relating knoweldge to all different businesses. It gave me all the skills I would need to set up my own business, such as how to write a business / marketing plan and how to create a business website.
What are your hopes for the future?
I now work at an equine company called Equikro, doing online sales and marketeing. The course at Bishop Buron helped me to develop so many skills that I have to use in my new job, including doing business presentations and other activities that pushed me out of my comfort zone and improved my confidence. The improvement in my communication skills allows me to deal with customers confidently in person and over the phone.
I plan to continue working at Equikro and hope to work my way up in the company. I intend to eventually apply all of my experience to starting up my own business.