BSc (Hons) Equine Studies (Top-up)
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.
- A foundation degree or a HND award (merit) 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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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.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Each credit equates to 10 hours of total study time. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Full-time students normally take modules worth 60 credits per 15 week semester but this can vary depending on your elective choice. Part-time students taking proportionally fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for your degree is based on marks obtained for modules taken at level 5 and level 6 (weighted 30:70 accordingly)
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.
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:
|Full-time||£9,250 per year||£9,250 per year||£10,200 per year|
For part-time study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Renshuai Yi, BSc (Hons) Equine Studies (Top-up) graduate, 2014 - “This is a brilliant course that combines equine science with business management modules. Lectures provided the solid, theoretical knowledge base, while the practical lab and farm sessions and trips to businesses provided the hands-on experience. After graduation, I was offered a place on the Godolphin Flying Start programme, and will spend two years travelling across five countries to gain experience of the international thoroughbred racing industry. The knowledge and contacts I have built through the RAU are the keys for my career development.”
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.
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