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Full Time BSc Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management

Abingdon and Witney College

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BSc Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management Subject area: Equine Studies Course type: Full time When using to apply online, you can search for our course code/s (bottom of this page) - see further info in red-box down right-hand side. Course description The Thoroughbred industry is an international billion-dollar concern. As such it requires highly qualified professionals with a broad range of skills. More than ever there is a demand for an understanding of sophisticated management techniques and scientific principles in the breeding and training of racehorses. This unique four year full-time course has been developed in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University to satisfy the ever-changing needs of the Thoroughbred industry. A combination of excellent facilities and expertise at Oxford Brookes University, the Thoroughbred stud enterprise and extensive industry connections of Abingdon and Witney College provide students with an exceptional opportunity. Students are taught at Oxford Brookes University and the Witney and Common Leys Farm campuses of Abingdon and Witney College. The third year of study is spent as a placement experiencing, hands-on, the Thoroughbred industry. Some of the modules studied are listed below: Year 1 ? Equine Science ? Human Physiology ? Introduction to Business ? The International Thoroughbred Industry ? Energy and Nutrients ? Practical Horse Husbandry - to include yard routines on a rota basis ? Equine Breeding and Reproduction Year 2 ? Preventative Medicine and Veterinary techniques ? Mammalian Biochemistry ? Microbiology and Immunology ? Equine Exercise Physiology ? Equine Behaviour ? Training and Developing the Athletic Horse ? International Stud Management ? Business ? Animal Form and Function or Evolution Year 3 Industry Placement, students who can provide evidence of sufficient industry experience will be exempt and gain direct entry to year 4. Year 4 ? Double Project ? Injury and Rehabilitation ? Equine Genetics ? Endocrine and Reproduction Physiology ? Equine Ethics and Welfare ? Grassland Management ? Independent Placement Study (to be different from Double Project subject) Final award BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management Entry requirements GCSE Maths , English and Integrated Science (Double) and a science A level, preferably Biology Typical offers are A Levels grades at a BBC profile or the equivalent UCAS points . Experience is desirable but not a pre-requisite for entry. Mature students with relevant experience are welcomed. National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and Foundation Degree routes into the course are also available. Applicants without a science A level are advised to consider one of our foundation degrees. Additional information Entry is via UCAS - OXFD-066-D422/EQT Fees for 2009-2010 will be ?3225 All fees are payable to Oxford Brookes University at Enrolment. Student Support is available for this degree. and follow the links to Student Finance. Please ask for information at interview. />*Students aged 16-18 will not be required to pay the full course fee, in most cases your fee will not exceed ?150. Please contact us if you need more information regarding fees for full-time courses. Code Campus Duration Start date Day(s) EJW050P Witney Campus 4 year Sep 2010 Mon to Fri

BSc Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management Subject area: Equine Studies Course type: Full time When using to apply online, you can search for our course code/s (bottom of this page) - see further info in red-box down right-hand side. Course description The Thoroughbred industry is an international billion-dollar concern. As such it requires highly qualified professionals with a broad range of...

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