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This BSc (Hons) in Equine Performance Science is designed to meet the needs of students and employers looking for practical skills and knowledge in the varied equine industry.

UCAS code: D42T

UCAS code: D42T

Validated by   UEA_NEW_BRAND_Cyan


The BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science (Top-Up) is suited to those who want a career within any aspect of the industry, for example in nutrition, yard management, lecturing, laboratory work, sales, advertising or event management to name a few. Students will increase their equine knowledge and practical skills, alongside the higher education academic ability expected at this level. Students will be analysing and evaluating, using scientific literature to reinforce their findings.

In addition to covering the fundamentals of equine management, this course combines knowledge from the wide range of aspects within the industry. It also offers significantly scientific modules, in order to give graduates a rounded programme of study and ensure they reach the level of academia and scientific understanding often asked for in graduate job roles. A number of the modules allow students the scope to make their own bespoke course dependant on their future career choices and aspirations.

The equine department and higher education facilities at BMC have recently been improved and expanded considerably. We now have a rehabilitation centre purely for the use of our students, containing a solarium, aqua treadmill and practical areas; two indoor arenas (60m x 30m; 20m x 40m) plus an extensive outdoor competition arena (80m x 40m) and warm up (20m x 40m); mechanical horse; new bespoke science laboratories including a state of the art dissection laboratory. There is stabling for up to 36 horses, many of which BMC own and can be used by students for weekend competitions. We have good links across departments, allowing students from Sport and Animal Management courses to share resources and see other aspects of industry, or use lateral thinking to use equipment from the sport science laboratory.

Entry Requirements

120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (merit profile) + bridging assignment (maybe required)


1 year

Start Date

September 2017


  • Developments in equine science
  • Equine performance partnership
  • Nutrition for equine performance
  • Research Project
  • Professional industry project

The modules will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, exams, and professional discussions.


The course integrates work based learning with college education and is therefore suitable both for students planning to work with horses and for students looking for a rounded graduate education in an interesting and challenging subject area, with the added advantage of additional training for British Horse Society vocational qualifications.

Students specifically can progress onto our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, apprenticeships, graduate schemes, Masters programme or into employment.

Employability and Progression

As part of your course you will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of previous students who took part in the following activities including guest speakers from industry specialists (for example Simon Grieves Eventing, Charlie Unwin sports psychology and Oakham Vet Practice) and ex-students, charity events, various trips and visits (previously we have visited Dubai, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia, and Ireland to name a few), in-house competitions at our commercial equestrian centre, student voice, access to the gym, BHS training and exams.


Brooksby Equestrian Centre, Brooksby Campus



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