Equestrian Sports Science (Hons), B.Sc. | Hartpury University | Gloucester, United Kingdom
B.Sc. On Campus

Equestrian Sports Science (Hons)

36 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Equestrian sport has two athletes - the horse and rider, so is a particularly unique sport. If you’re interested in improving horse and rider performance and want to learn more about the way these two athletes interact, then the Equestrian Sports Science (Hons) degree at Hartpury University is the ideal course for you.


On this Equestrian Sports Science (Hons) degree at Hartpury University, you’ll learn how to assess both horse and rider performance, monitor and track progress, and implement interventions to aid and enhance successful competitive performance, backed up by scientific evidence and knowledge.

You’ll apply what you learn to real-world scenarios using our on-site commercial facilities, including a dedicated rider performance centre, Equine Therapy Centre and human performance laboratory. Alongside this, you could also gain experience at our international equine events, which attract competitors, sponsors, and spectators from around the globe.

You don’t need to be able to ride to undertake this degree programme, you simply need the passion and drive to want to improve performance in equestrian sport, and an interest in the rider as well as the horse.

The course is ideal for those with a keen interest in the scientific principles of sport performance, and those seeking a career at all levels, from grassroots to professional-level equestrian sport.

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

  • This course covers a broad range of fundamental sports science and performance topics, from nutrition and physiology to performance analysis and psychology, all applied to the horse and rider. The aim is for you to understand the science that underpins successful horse and rider partnerships.
  • The course is made up of both compulsory and optional modules, which means you can specialise your learning to suit your interests and career goals. Optional modules change each year in line with student, industry and research demands - you'll find recent topics studied below. You can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before deciding which ones to study.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS | A typical offer for this course is 112 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, Mathematics and a Science.

  • A-level | Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A-levels including one in a Biological Science.

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

  • Access | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma to include a minimum of a pass in a Biological Science module at Level 3.

  • Scottish Highers | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of two Highers, including one in a Biological Science.

  • The minimum academic entry requirement for this programme is 80 UCAS tariff or equivalent providing this is combined with relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 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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