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Equine Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
This broad based Equine Studies degree programme at Warwickshire College provides you with a perfect combination of science and business modules to provide you with a wide-ranging overview of equine themes.
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This Equine Studies degree programme at Warwickshire College has been very popular with students who prefer applied science to pure science. If you aspire to study a full range of subject to give you broad equine skills then this is the course for you. 

The combination of applied modules gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and abilities and therefore your career opportunities within the equine and graduate market. Within the course you will not only be able to study a range of equine related modules you will also have to opportunity to further develop your equitation skills. 

One of the defining features of this programme is that you will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS. You will study 'Core' modules which have to be studied but are also given the opportunity to choose an 'Option' module each year from a set-list. This flexible approach will allow you to tailor your degree programme to match your own educational and career aspirations, whilst still studying modules considered of core relevance to the degree title. 

The degree programme can either be studied as a three year programme or 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

This qualification is a major step towards a career in the equine industry. Typical career options include yard management/ ownership, equine journalist, equine marketer, rehabilitation centre manager, equine transport manager and equine veterinary surgeon/teacher.

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 & Physiology
  • Equine Industry
  • Principles of Business Enterprise
  • Equine & Human Nutrition
  • ASSET (academic study skills & 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. 
  • Application for recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered.
  • 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.

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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