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Equine Behavioural Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Equine Behavioural Science programme of Writtle University College covers a range of practical and theoretical modules, integrating the latest research to promote ethical and sustainable horsemanship practices using both our stud and ridden horses.

You will study specialist behaviour modules to improve your knowledge and understanding of the academic theory underpinning the natural behaviour of the horse, incorporating principles of ethology and psychology alongside health and welfare management. Using this knowledge, you will develop the skills to critically analyse and evaluate all areas of horsemanship such as housing, training and welfare management, whilst evolving your professional practice and rehabilitation strategies. Other topics of study will include anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, giving you a sound scientific knowledge to support the specialist modules.

Fully embedded within the programme are opportunities for you to increase your awareness of the professional, analytical and work skills required for employment in the broader equine your choice.

A unique feature of this programme is that WUC is working together with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support during your degree from renowned equine behavioural scientists and industry accredited professionals. This means that upon graduating, you will have the scientific knowledge and skills to be able to pursue a self-employed career as an equine behaviour consultant, through professional membership with IAABC, which will provide you with ongoing support, mentorship and CPD opportunities as you develop in your career.

Learning & Teaching Methods

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Stud and equitation practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Case studies
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

Employment Details

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme could enter into.

  • Equine Behavioural Consultant
  • Training Rehabilitation
  • Research Assistant in Equine or Biological Sciences
  • Nutritionist
  • Scientific Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Welfare Assessor/Advisor
  • Rehoming and Rehabilitation
  • Police Horse Training
  • Advisor to Governing Bodies
  • Charity Advisor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essential Skills for the Equine Industry
  • Professional Skills for the Equine Industry
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Nutrition and Parasitology
  • Introduction to Psychology and Welfare
  • Saddle Fit and Farriery

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 96
  • GCE A Levels: 96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B1 or H2 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • Proof of qualifications and grades
  • A personal statement or statement of purpose
  • An academic reference
  • Proof of your level of English Language
  • A letter from your sponsor guaranteeing your financial support
  • A copy of the photograph page from your passport.
  • Details of your immigration status: including a photocopy of your visa or Biometric Immigration Document if you are already in the UK

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chelmsford

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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