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International Horseracing Business (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Benefit from world-class facilities and world-class expertise. Learn from lecturers who are specialists in their subject areas. Gain industry experience at our international equine events during the International Horseracing Business (Hons) programme from Hartpury College.
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Join the International Horseracing Business (Hons) programme from Hartpury College that’s been developed for the horseracing industry. Study horseracing business and racehorse performance with practising industry professionals. Gain the experience you need to succeed in the global racing business.

The international horseracing world is growing, especially in areas such as Dubai, Japan, Hong Kong, the US and Australia. There are a range of exciting career opportunities all over the world. As a graduate from this degree you will have a strong practical knowledge and experience of the racing industry whilst making valuable contacts for your dream career.

Alongside core business and equine modules, you’ll be able to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into fundamental areas of international horseracing business including hospitality, marketing, sponsorship and media. You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in the equine management side of the commercial racing world, developing your expertise in areas such as bloodstock whilst gaining practical and professional experience towards your CV.

An integral study trip will enable you to experience the horseracing business environment first hand. You’ll also make valuable connections which can open the doors to a range of exciting work experience and graduate employment opportunities. You’ll have opportunities to visit horseracing yards and tracks across the UK and further afield, which will give you valuable insights ready for your career. Live business briefs, field trips and work experience will strengthen your understanding of the global racing world.

Industry opportunities

Gloucestershire is renowned for horseracing, with the world famous Gold Cup held in Cheltenham each year. The county is home to some of the world’s most prestigious racehorse training centres. Our students gain experience with many of these organisations, as well as through our partnerships with key organisations including the British Horseracing Association, racecourses across the UK, NAF and Baileys Horse Feeds.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time study options available.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Hospitality
  • Sponsorship
  • Media 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • GCSE: A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.
  • A Level: Typical offer is BBC-CCC or equivalent. This must  include a minimum of two A Levels.
  • Vocational award: Typical offer is a DMM-MMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.
  • Some evidence of the awareness of the Horseracing industry within the personal statement should be displayed.
  • We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gloucester

  • 824 - 1570 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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