Course:BSc (Hons) Equine Health and Welfare (Top-up)

Course details

  • UCAS Code

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 Year (Full time)
  • Academic Year

    19 September 2022 - 26 May 2023

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.

Course overview

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.

Industry experience

You will benefit from lecturers who are experts in their fields and continue to produce vital research in topics such as horse nutrition, equine behaviour and parasitology. You will also benefit from guest speakers who will give industry insight. Previous guests have included Tim Hadaway (Founder of Games and Championships for the FEI) and Gillian Higgins (Founder of Horses Inside Out). 
You will also take part in field visits to equine organisations such as Cheltenham Racecourse and the Blue Cross rescue centre.

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 should be made by the UCAS deadline to ensure we are able to offer you a place on your first choice course. However, if you have missed the deadline please contact as there are usually places available.

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.

Please contact to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.