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BSc (Hons) Equine Studies The three-year, full-time BSc (Hons) Equine Studies programme has been carefully developed to enable students to develop appropriate skills and knowledge to prepare for a demanding and exciting leisure industry. Course programme The course team are looking for students who have the potential to develop their academic and vocational skills to success on the programme and in the equine industry. Your UCAS form is considered carefully by the course tutor and Learning Manager, with a viewing day and riding assessment offered to help you make the right course choice. The BSc (Hons) Equine Studies has access to excellent teaching facilities across all subject areas, with the Equine Centre playing a pivotal role. This is an excellent learning resource in which you can develop ridinghusbandry skills in Year 1, through to using the resources for your dissertation in Year 3. For example, a Year 3 student recently completed a study assessing colour vision in horses. Years 1 and 3 students also work collaboratively to manage an inter-college event each year. Optional units in Year 3 will enable you to choose a study path appropriate to your career needs. Tutorial support throughout the study will help you to develop your skills and knowledge, using a varied range of assessments, including case studies, seminars, investigative reports and practicals. Delivery of the course is complemented by a range of visits to studs, sports horse centres and visits, with guest speakers in nutrition, physiotherapy and other subjects. An international study tour is invaluable in widening your awareness of the equine industry, as well as being great fun and a chance to get to know your fellow students better. Work-based learning You will complete a work placement of three to four weeks in Year 1 and will be expected to keep up with industry developments throughout the course. We will encourage you to select placements that not only develop your skills, but give you the opportunity to experience good practice. Entry requirements Passes in at least five separate subjects in GCSE to include English, Maths and a Science or Science related subject and a relevant National Diploma, with overall performance at Merit Level preferably to include some distinctions e.g. MMD or at least two A Level passes at Grade D or above or equivalent academic qualifications or appropriate professional qualifications. Career opportunities The equine industry is an ever-expanding leisure sector with plenty of career opportunities for those with good qualifications and practical skills. Areas with particular demand are teaching, livery centres, racing, studs. Progression onto appropriate MSc or MA programmes is also an option. Course Facts at a glance: Course Code: S34 UCAS Code: D322 Duration: 3 Years Tutor: Lorna Cameron, MSc, PGCE, BA (Hons) BHSSM (Reg'd) Qualification: Validated by the University of Portsmouth Student Profile: Clare Wood Read Full Profile

BSc (Hons) Equine Studies The three-year, full-time BSc (Hons) Equine Studies programme has been carefully developed to enable students to develop appropriate skills and knowledge to prepare for a demanding and exciting leisure industry. Course programme The course team are looking for students who have the potential to develop their academic and vocational skills to success on the programme and...

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