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Equine Science, B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
From exciting new developments in equine microbiology, nutrition and reproduction through to advances in biotechnology; if you aspire to a career in equine science, research or clinical practice, then our BSc (Hons) in Equine Science at Warwickshire College is the course for you.
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Offering a rich and varied syllabus that explores equine science from both clinical and welfare perspectives, the course facilitates the development of real world professional skills and knowledge essential to those wishing to work in a clinical or scientific context. Whilst focusing on equine systems, the modules taught are specially designed to deliver competence in transferable skills with relevance to a wide range of biological and animal science career paths.

This comprehensive Equine Science programme at Warwickshire College covers all aspects of equine science to provide students with the key knowledge and skills to enter the equine science industry. The majority of the modules on the programme are 'Core' modules; however, in your final year there are three optional modules to choose one from, which will allow you to tailor this year to your specific interests.

The degree programme can either be studied purely academically as a three year programme or can be studied as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich' option, you will be required to undertake a minimum 48 week work placement (or two 24 week placements) in an area/s of your interest. The placement year is not mandatory but offers you an excellent opportunity to develop skills alongside your academic study, which will be recognised by future employers as a positive attribute.

Career progression

A degree in Equine Science can be the means to unlock the door to a range of career opportunities in the fields of equine nutrition, health and performance. Typical career options include equine nutritionist, rehabilitation centre management, veterinary researcher, alternative therapist, microbiologist, laboratory scientist and college lecturer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      • With placement year: 4 years
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Industry
  • Principles of Equine Science
  • Equine and Human Nutrition
  • Applied Equine Management
  • ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

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.

General Requirements

  • Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience. As a guide, students will be expected to have studied at A' Level or completed relevant level 3 qualifications, however, all applicants will be assessed on individual experience and Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning. 
  • The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities. 
  • All applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to study independently at HE level. Application for recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8735 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Only for Eu/EEA Part-time tuition:£3470


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