FdSc Business Management for the Equine Industry :: Bishop Burton College

Course: FdSc Business Management for the Equine Industry

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years

The Programme

Many business opportunities exist within the equine industry and this programme is designed for people who are looking to enhance their business skills within the equestrian arena. The course will enable students to develop practical equitation skills as well as providing sound business principles and knowledge related to the equine industry.

What You Study

  • Fundamentals of business
  • Applied vocational equine management
  • Equine industry
  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Equine law
  • Human resources and management
  • Equine behaviour and welfare (elective)
  • Equitation (elective).

How To Apply

Application is through UCAS, using code N2D5.

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 48 UCAS points at A-Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent.

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.

Equitation modules require riding to BHS Stage 2 or equivalent standard, or above. 

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.