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

Writtle University College

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • 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.he BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science course is aimed at those individuals who wish to support their interest in the equine athlete, with a robust grounding in scientific principles relevant to the industry. The equine athlete is a complex creature, with supporting needs that address the way in which the animal is managed, to maximise performance in a range of diverse disciplines. There are very many branches to this support, as there would be for a human athlete, covering elements such as nutrition, equitation science, training, health and disease, managing gait abnormalities, the influence of extrinsic factors such as coaching the rider, saddle fit, behaviour, farriery and many more.This programme aims to provide the student with a thorough understanding of all of the possible contributors to performance, from a micro to macro level; thus enabling the individual to contribute positively to equine performance. Developing a thorough scientific understanding, combined with the ability to apply that knowledge practically, will enable the individual to take a proactive role in the industry following graduation. Writtle's approach of 'science into practice' is never more evident than in this programme; developing excellent communication skills will be key to the graduate prospects for students who have undertaken this award.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 12,450per 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

Strong international reputation in land-based and design courses.
Small and friendly institution where students will benefit from a personal approach to their learning.
Located close to major transport links and the city of London.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 20 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    119 79%

    15th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    12th

    2

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