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Royal Agricultural University

Applied Equine Science and Business

UCAS Code: L5BB

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

example of possible offer science subject recommended

Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Essential: Minimum five GCSE subjects at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4

Acceptable when combined with other level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

96

minimum two A levels

Acceptable when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

93%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Equine studies

Gain a solid grounding in both scientific and business skills and grasp the growing number of opportunities available through our network of industry contacts.

The equine industry generates huge amounts of revenue for some of the world’s major economies and looks for bright, skilled graduates. As well as benefitting from a blend of practical exercises and academic knowledge, you will gain essential experience with a work placement. You will tap into our powerful network of industry contacts, including graduates from the University.

You will also have the option to gain even more experience in the field, with a six day study trip to Ireland. No wonder our graduates have gone on to work at prestigious companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Haygain, Tattersalls and The National Trainers Federation.

**Course structure**
Develop a wide skillset in both business and science through a series of lectures, tutorials, case studies, laboratory practical exercises, demonstrations and visits. Modules are assessed through a range of methods, including essays, group work tasks and individual presentations. There are timed examinations at the end of each semester.

The Research Project is an integral part of the course and provides essential experience in both design and execution of a piece of research. You can choose to focus on either science or business and you could also see your Research Project featured in one of the many academic journals that regularly publish our students’ work.

**Work placement**
You will complete a 20-week work placement in the second year of the course. Students have completed placements at companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Godolphin, Weatherbys, NAF and Haygain. If you wish to undertake an extended period of work placement there is the option to pause your studies and complete a 12 or 18 month work placement. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a range of links within the growing equine industry.

Modules

Indicative Modules:
- Applied Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Incorporating Exercise and Reproduction
- Equine Nutrition, Health, Behaviour and Welfare
- Equine Industry Incorporating Business and Law
- The Research Process and Data Analysis

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by one or more pieces of coursework and/or examinations. Full details are given on individual module sheets, available on the University’s website. To gain credits for a module, the student must average at least 40% in the assessments for that module.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Agricultural University

Department:

Department of Equine

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Equine studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Animal science

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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