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BSc (Hons) Equine Breeding and Stud Management

Writtle College

Bachelor Degree , Uncategorised

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BSc (Hons) Equine Breeding and Stud Management UCAS Code Honours: D426 / Ordinary: DNKG Duration&Mode 3 years FT Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate CCCC Scottish Highers 190 - 240 points International Baccalaureate 24 points Desirable Experience Some practical experience with horses or riding Postgraduate Qualifications Students on this course will be given the opportunity to progress to a relevant Masters programme in the Postgraduate School. Course Aims The equine breeding industry is wide and diverse, employing many tens of thousands of people throughout the world. There are over 2,000 registered breeders and over 70 breeding associations and societies in the UK alone. This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to widen and enhance their practical skills, whilst developing an extensive understanding of the scientific and management principles behind equine breeding. Course Content The first year offers an introduction to theoretical aspects of stud management, as well as developing and enhancing practical skills. Students will make extensive use of the excellent stud resource at the College. During the second year, students will further develop their theoretical knowledge of applied reproduction and equine breeding. The production and marketing of young horses will be taught both theoretically and practically. Visits to sales venues and working studs will be incorporated into the teaching programme. Various speakers from industry will deliver specialist lectures. Special Features The course offers both 'hands on' experience as well as providing sound and extensive academic knowledge. Lordships Stud offers a superb teaching resource. The stud has: Modern artificial insemination facilities On site classrooms Laboratory and resource study areas Computer-linked learning Veterinary led practicals A band of quality competition mares and native and competition stallions Extensive pastureland Contacts with the various sectors of the equine breeding industry are developed throughout the course through a comprehensive range of visits and visiting speakers. The College's proximity to Newmarket, as well as other notable international horse venues, is maximised for the students' benefit. Industrial Placements and International Exchanges The College has extensive links with employers both in the UK and overseas. These links provide students with an optional work placement, should they wish to supplement their existing experience within the equine industry. International exchanges are currently available with universities in the USA, Holland, Canada and Finland as part of the course. The College has particularly strong links with Larenstein University in Deventer, Holland. Career Prospects Stud Management Young Horse Production Young Horse Training Equine Administration Breeding Programme Development Equine Training/Education Bloodstock Racecourse Management Related Learning Opportunities Students will have the opportunity, as a part of their course, to study for the DEFRA Equine Artificial Insemination Certificate of Exemption at a reduced cost. Equine Resources Student Comment When I first left school I worked in thoroughbred breeding in Newmarket and then at a showing yard in West Sussex. I then became a learning support teacher at a school in Bognor Regis but after two years I realised that I would need a degree if I wanted to climb the ladder in teaching. After looking at what a number of institutions had to offer, I decided that Writtle College was the best option for me as it offered the exact course that I wanted. As I am dyslexic I was concerned about what help I would receive during my studies but I needn't have worried - the staff

BSc (Hons) Equine Breeding and Stud Management UCAS Code Honours: D426 / Ordinary: DNKG Duration&Mode 3 years FT Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points to include at least 80 tariff points from 6-unit (GCE A-Level/VCE A-Level) and/or 12-unit awards (VCE A-Level). A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18...

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