Course: BSc (Hons) Applied Equine Science and Business with Foundation Year

Course details

  • UCAS Code

    L4EQ
  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    4 years (Full time / Part time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021

Gain a solid grounding in both scientific and business skills and grasp the growing number of opportunities available through our network of industry contacts.

Course overview

This degree course with a foundation year incorporates an extra year of study at the start of your course, so that you can progress with confidence. It will develop the skills you need for your later studies. It is particularly suitable if:

  • You don’t have the grades for immediate entry onto a three-year course
  • You have non-traditional qualifications or experience
  • You’re starting university after some time away from education
  • You’re looking for more support during the transition into university study

The equine industry generates huge amounts of revenue for some of the world’s major economies, which are increasingly on the lookout for bright, skilled graduates. As well as benefitting from a blend of practical exercises and academic knowledge, you will gain essential experience with a work placement. You will tap into our powerful network of industry contacts, including graduates from the University.

You will also have the option to gain even more experience in the field, with a six day study trip to Ireland. No wonder our graduates have gone on to work at prestigious companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Haygain, Tattersalls and The National Trainers Federation.

Work placement

You will complete a 15-week placement in the second year of the course. Students have completed placements at companies such as Plusvital Equinome, Godolphin, Weatherbys, NAF and Haygain. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a range of links within the growing equine industry.

Please note that a foundation year is not the same as a foundation degree (FdSc). A foundation year will usually lead onto a three-year degree course, whereas a foundation degree is a standalone qualification generally studied for two years.

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

Applications to study at the Royal Agricultural University must be made through the UCAS system. This applies to all undergraduate courses.

Applications need to be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course.

If you would like to apply during UCAS Extra or Clearing, please check that we have places available.

Applicants wishing to study on a course on a part-time basis will need to apply directly to the RAU.