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Equine Behavioural Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

Writtle University College

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UCAS CODE: DF42

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study. The foundation year (Year 0) will precede our standard 3-year degree course programmes and enables preparation for degree study, with successful completion granting direct access to the undergraduate course of your choice at Writtle University College. If you dream of working with horses, our practical courses are the ideal way to begin your journey into the equine industry. You will enjoy extensive access to all of our facilities at our specialist equine campus and learn alongside industry experts.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.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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,699per year

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

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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