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Equine Behavioural Science BSc (Hons)

Writtle University College

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UCAS CODE: D4E2

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Why you should study Equine at WUC…**- You will be able to choose from one of three distinctive specialisms. - We have invested significantly in our equine facilities to ensure you get hands-on access to specialist resources.- Our facilities include two large indoor riding arenas, floodlit outdoor ménage, stud resources, bespoke therapy barns, stables, water treadmill, solarium, round pen and oval horsewalker. - You will benefit from lectures, practical sessions and interactive workshops to enhance your learning.- We have a wide range of scientific and technological equipment that is used to enhance taught sessions, as well as enabling you to conduct original research projects that are relevant to the industry.- You will benefit from our work with the likes of International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support during your degree. - Our research findings have been presented at conferences such as the International Society of Equitation Science, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and the British Society of Animal Science.- Our course team includes experienced practitioners in both McTimoney Animal Therapy, Veterinary Physiotherapy and Equitation Coaching.- You will have the opportunity to work with World Horse Welfare, assisting in the rehabilitation and training of their rescue horses in preparation for re-homing.This degree programme at Writtle University College offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialist interest in the field of equine behaviour.The course covers a range of practical and theoretical modules, integrating the latest research to promote ethical and sustainable horsemanship practices using both our stud and ridden horses.You will study specialist behaviour modules to improve your knowledge and understanding of the academic theory underpinning the natural behaviour of the horse, incorporating principles of ethology and psychology alongside health and welfare management. Using this knowledge, you will develop the skills to critically analyse and evaluate all areas of horsemanship such as housing, training and welfare management, whilst evolving your professional practice and rehabilitation strategies. Other topics of study will include anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, giving you a sound scientific knowledge to support the specialist modules.Fully embedded within the programme are opportunities for you to increase your awareness of the professional, analytical and work skills required for employment in the broader equine your choice.A unique feature of this programme is that WUC is working together with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support during your degree from renowned equine behavioural scientists and industry accredited professionals. This means that upon graduating, you will have the scientific knowledge and skills to be able to pursue a self-employed career as an equine behaviour consultant, through professional membership with IAABC, which will provide you with ongoing support, mentorship and CPD opportunities as you develop in your career.Please see https://iaabc.org/about for further details about this internationally recognised association.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 12,699per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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Scottish Higher :

96 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x B An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

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University information

Writtle University College

  • Campus address

    Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 19

    8th out of 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    114 79%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    10th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    6th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 219
    128 60%

    9th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.62 92%

    1st

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