FdSc Equine Management

This programme brings together horsemastership, business and management elements.

  • Level

    Higher Level

  • Study Mode

    Full-time

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Merrist Wood College

  • Pathway

    Equine Management

If you’re thinking about studying Equine Management at a higher level, then Merrist Wood, regarded as one of the top equestrian centres in the south east, is the place to be. This programme brings together horsemastership, business and management elements. It offers the opportunity to study practical aspects of equine studies whilst also maintaining a focus on the development of managerial concepts relating to the maintenance of an equine establishment. Work placements will be completed alongside academic modules to ensure the development of both industry and academic skills.

You must have an interest in pursuing a career in equine management. The programme is ideal if you have previous animal experience or if you have achieved a Level 3 related animal course, however this is not compulsory.

  • One of the largest indoor equine arenas in the south of the country, stabling for over 40 horses, one outdoor school and a BHS approved centre
  • Event management opportunities within Merrist Wood Campus to develop marketing and management skills
  • International and national professional development opportunities

Tuition Fees

Home/EU* Fee for September 2021 entry: £8,000 per year

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students.

*Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements
  • you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue

If you need any further information or guidance, please contact us at HE@activatelearning.ac.uk 

Year 1: Modules are subject to validation but could include; professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), principles of animal science (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical skills for equine studies (30 credits) Total 120 credits.

Year 2: Modules are subject to validation but could include; professional development in the work environment (30 credits), research methods (30 credits), business and events management (30 credits), application of equine learning theories, behaviour and cognition (30 credits) Total 120 credits.

All students are supported with academic development and you will have access to a personal tutor.

A range of theory, practical and work placements.

Top up to a degree in one more year on the Equine Management (BA Hons) at the College.

The course prepares students for careers in many areas of the equine industry. These could include yard management, equine events, independent business ownership, training and coaching, equine journalism and sales.

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:
From A levels: 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
BTEC: 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
Access Diploma: Pass
Plus:?English and maths GCSE (Grade C/4) and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology.
A minimum IELTS score of 6, TOEFL equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.
These entry requirements are subject to change.

Applicants should apply through the UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website. This includes students already at Merrist Wood College. All courses will be listed under Guildford College on the UCAS website.

Applicants should apply through the UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website. All courses will be listed under Activate Learning on the UCAS website.

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