If you are looking for a course that offers you real flexibility and advances your scientific, management and entrepreneurial equine knowledge, this course is for you.
Coming from a Foundation degree or HND background, you will be able to tailor your studies to develop skills including horse breeding and genetics, bio-security, event management and journalism.This course is a springboard to further research or employment in the equine industry with careers in equine media, equine higher education or any number of avenues successfully pursued by our graduates.
Careers and enterprise
Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers within companies worldwide and within the following roles:
- Lecturer in equine science
- Equine journalist
- Research scientist
- Racecourse management
- Horse sports administration
93%* of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after leaving the RAU.
*2016/17 UK-based leavers studying a first degree, full time. Source: HESA
Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and societies activities.
All full-time academic programmes at the RAU are constructed using a selection of modules, each of which requires engagement with a variety of learning activities. Successful completion of module assessments will result in the award of credits, and students are required to achieve a total of 120 credits. Part-time students are required to achieve a 60 credits per year over two years.
Each module represents a value of 15 credits or multiples thereof. Each 15-credit module represents a minimum of 150 hours of student learning, effort and assessment. To achieve the award of BSc (Hons) in Equine Studies, a student must achieve a minimum of 120 credits. For this BSc (Hons) Top-up course, your grade is calculated entirely on this course's modules.
The modules available for this course are as follows:
Plus a choice of FOUR electives, examples given below:
- 3011 Rural Business Diversification
- 3034 Marketing Communications
- 3041 Corporate Finance
- 3059E Equine Genetics
- 3078 Equine Performance Nutrition
- 3081 Consumer Behaviour
- 3091 Equine Event Management
- 3206 Equine Breeding Management
- 3240 Contemporary Media Studies
The availability of electives to individual students will be dependent on timetabling considerations and on sufficient students electing to take part.
The University has established various rules and regulations that you must agree to and follow if you accept an offer to study with us. View our full disclaimer notice.
- A foundation degree or an HND award in a subject related to the Honours degree
- Depending on previous studies, you may be required to complete additional ‘bridging’ studies prior to enrolling on the Honours course in order to cover identified gaps in previous learning
Read more general information about our entry requirements.
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Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. This usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or trailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the student's responsibility.
- Re-sit examination or coursework re-submission fees are £5 per credit (for a typical 15 credit module, this will total £75)
For the academic year 2020-21 the tuition fees for this course are:
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For part-time study, please contact email@example.com for further information.
Please also refer to the funding your time at university page.
Tuition fees may be subject to an inflationary increase each year as set out in our Access and Participation Plan 2019/20.
The University offers a wide range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. To find out more about the these, please visit the bursaries, awards and scholarships page.