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.

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.

How To Apply

Application is through UCAS, using code D428 for the three-year programme and D429 for the final year ‘top up’.

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.

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.

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