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BSc in Equine Science (with year in industry) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Equine Studies

Course Description

Are you interested in enhancing your career prospects whilst studying Equine Science at Aberystwyth University? If yes, then our Equine Science with the integrated year in industry will be the course for you! With a long history of teaching equine science and outstanding teaching facilities for this specialist subject area, our degree at Aberystwyth University will allow you to explore horse reproduction including breeding technologies, its nutrition, welfare and care for maximum performance and its management in relation to exercise physiology and health.  This degree is engineered to improve your career prospects by giving you the head start in the ever so competitive industry that is today. 

 

Are you interested in enhancing your career prospects whilst studying Equine Science at Aberystwyth University? If yes, then our Equine Science with the integrated year in industry will be the course for you! With a long history of teaching equine science and outstanding teaching facilities for this specialist subject area, our degree at Aberystwyth University will allow you to explore horse...

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Course Content

In the first year you will discover:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the horse;
  • Key principles of genetics and metabolism;
  • The equine industry;
  • The effects of exercise and training upon specific body systems.

You may also take part in a study tour, this may consist of:

  • Different equine-related organisations;
  • Racing training stables;
  • Studs;
  • Racecourses and sales.

Other enterprises examined may include veterinary laboratories, veterinary practices or schools, equine sporting events, non-thoroughbred breeding and/or training centres, and auction houses.

In your second year you will explore:

  • Applied Nutrition of horses;
  • Comparative exercise physiology;
  • Mammalian reproductive anatomy and physiology;
  • Research skills.

In your third year you will undertake your work experience placement in an industry that is relevant to your course. Failure to secure your work experience for this year, students will be able to transfer to its sister course D322. 

In the final year you may study:

  • Equine stud management;
  • Advanced equine nutrition;
  • Digestive disorders;
  • Behaviour and welfare.

In the first year you will discover: The anatomy and physiology of the horse; Key principles of genetics and metabolism; The equine industry; The effects of exercise and training upon specific body systems. You may also take part in a study tour, this may consist...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Biology

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5 points...

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Assessment Methods

  • Essays;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Oral presentations;
  • Exams;
  • Lab reports;
  • Practical reports;
  • Portfolios;
  • Reflective diaries;
  • Feed analysis and / or rationing exercises;
  • Magazine articles;
  • Webpages;
  • Podcasts.

Essays; Practical exercises; Oral presentations; Exams; Lab reports; Practical reports; Portfolios; Reflective diaries; Feed analysis and / or rationing...

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