BSc (Hons) Equine Science :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BSc (Hons) Equine Science

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years or one year for the ‘top up’

The Programme

This degree focuses on equine science with practical application enhanced by the integration of scientific theory. Students make full use of the College’s science laboratories and extensive equine facilities as part of the course. This degree seeks to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students wishing to gain knowledge alongside practical experience to promote health, welfare and performance of the horse. A final year 'top up' is also available for applicants who have a HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject.

What You Study

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Equine evolution and development
  • Equine nutrition
  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Equine behaviour and welfare
  • Equine sport injury and diagnostics
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Immunology
  • Equine reproductive physiology
  • Advanced equine nutrition (elective)
  • Applied equine biomechanics (elective). 

How To Apply

For the three-year BSc programme, application is through UCAS, using code D428.

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.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level, a 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).

Gemma Stanford

BSc (Hons) Equine Science

Gemma’s career has taken off since she graduated from Bishop Burton College with a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Science. She initially landed a job with an equine insurance company, where she progressed to the role of Team Leader before landing her dream job as Head of Welfare and Passports for the British Horse Society. Whilst I am career-focussed I still compete at every opportunity. I have a stud of Highland Ponies and have shown and won at every major show around the UK.