Equine Science (with Foundation Year) (Hons), B.Sc. | Hartpury University | Gloucester, United Kingdom
B.Sc. On Campus

Equine Science (with Foundation Year) (Hons)

48 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re fascinated by the horse as an athlete and want to learn more about how these incredible animals work, then this is the Equine Science (with Foundation Year) (Hons) course from Hartpury College for you.


The Equine Science (with Foundation Year) (Hons) course from Hartpury College provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to develop their knowledge of biology or study skills in order to progress onto the full BSc qualification.

You’ll study a broad range of equine science topics, with options to tailor your learning to a number of interests and career pathways.

You don’t need to ride - all you need is a passion for horses and science, which you want to apply within the equine industry.

You’ll benefit from world-class facilities including our Equine Therapy Centre, industry-standard science labs and 230 horses on campus, while you study how the horse’s body works, developing expertise in exercise anatomy and physiology and the impact that exercise has on the horse.

This applied science degree combines theory with practice, enabling you to develop in-depth knowledge and skills.

You’ll hear from leading industry and research experts and strengthen your learning through practical application and field trips. You’ll also have the opportunity to study a semester of your degree overseas.

Your career

Industry opportunities on this course are diverse to ensure you develop the skills, experience and connections needed for your graduate career. Many of our students secure graduate roles with their work placement employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Equine Functional Anatomy 
  • Equine Veterinary Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Equine Industry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS | A typical offer for this course is 32-48 UCAS tariff points or equivalent.  

  • GCSE | A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9 to 4, (or A* to C grades if relevant) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.

  • A-level | Typical offer is EE-DD or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A-level.

  • Vocational Award | Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

  • Access | Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

  • Scottish Highers | Typical offer is 32-48 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands part-time fees per year (maximum): £6,935

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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