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Bloodstock and Performance Horse Management (Hons) (Placement Year), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cirencester, United Kingdom
If you aspire to have a career in the thoroughbred or sports horse industry, the c will give you the knowledge and learning experiences to prepare for careers in training, breeding and sales, racecourse and event management and racing administration. 
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You'll also have the chance to put your learning into practice during a work-based placement year.

Industry experience is at the heart of this degree with a work placement in your second year, and visits to leading racing businesses in Lambourn, Newmarket and Ireland. 

Graduates from the Bloodstock and Performance Horse Management (Hons) (Placement Year) course at Royal Agricultural University have secured high profile positions in the racing industry, including organisations such as Godolphin, Juddmonte, The Jockey Club, Weatherbys and The National Trainers Federation and you could join them.


Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers within companies worldwide and within the following roles:

  • Bloodstock agent
  • Stud manager
  • Nutritional advisor
  • Racecourse manager
  • Trainer
  • Equine journalist
  • Racing administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Environment
  • Equine Industry
  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology
  • Business Finance
  • British Bloodstock Production
  • Breeding and Genetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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

GCSE: (minimum five GCSEs) - English and Mathematics (or Maths Numeracy for Welsh applicants) at Grade C / 4 or higher are required plus level 3 qualifications:

  • A Level: CCC – minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A Level passes – desirable to have one science subject)
  • BTEC level 3 extended diploma at Merit/Merit/Merit
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 points
  • Access to Higher Education: 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be awarded at Distinction (Pass at Literacy & Numeracy skills at level 2 are accepted in lieu of GCSE English & Mathematics)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10200 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Placement year

  • UK and EU students: £1,850 per year


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