B.Sc. On Campus

Equine Management (Top-Up)

Hartpury College

12 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Top-up your existing qualifications to a full BSc degree. Explore the business and science behind successful horse management, applying what you learn in our industry-leading facilities. Focus on the topics that interest you during the Equine Management (Top-Up) course from Hartpury College. Graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for your career.


Learn on a campus full of commercial opportunities and outstanding facilities. Apply theory to practice on our equine yard, which has stabling for over 200 horses including our own loan horses for students to work with. You’ll also gain experience in our equine therapy and rider performance centres, as well as our animal science laboratories.

You’ll develop detailed understanding of the importance of equine health and welfare during the Equine Management (Top-Up) course from Hartpury College. You could choose to explore the anatomy and physiology of a horse, or focus on improving performance by studying the science behind a horse’s response to physical exercise. You could also discover the reasons behind behavioural traits or choose to better understand the practices involved in equine therapy.

An applied research project will allow you to explore a topic of your choice in detail. You’ll evaluate and better understand current industry practices, giving you work-ready skills and knowledge. Guest lecturers with industry and research experience will complement your learning.

Successful completion of this degree will prepare you to move into work within the equine industry or move onto postgraduate study.

Industry opportunities

You'll benefit from access to horses on our livery yard, as well as our commercial equine therapy and rider performance centres. We'll also encourage you to secure gain experience in industry through voluntary work while you're here. Where appropriate, industry and research-based guest speakers will contribute to your modules.

Graduate destinations

Career options are diverse. You could move into a range of professional equestrian careers. Graduates have recently progressed into:

  • Sponsorship Co-ordinator, Three Counties Showground
  • Equine Therapy Centre Manager
  • International Event Rider and Olympic medallist
  • College lecturing roles
  • Postgraduate study

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Research Project 
  • Investigative Skills for the Successful Undergraduate 
  • Developments in Equine Science 
  • Applied Business Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Missed the 15 January UCAS deadline? Don’t worry, you can still apply for many of our courses. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in a equine science or management related subject.
  • We welcome students with equivalent qualifications. We may interview applicants with non-traditional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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