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BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Welfare Management

Wrexham Glyndwr University
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Course UCAS code: D422
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Over £4 billion is spent on equestrianism every year and the relationship between horse and human is central to the equestrian industry's development. This unique course combines equine science with welfare management covering the areas of equine behaviour and cognition, bioveterinary science, equine learning, equine health and reproduction, and animal behaviour modification. Based at our rural Northop campus, you will have access to excellent practical BHS approved equestrian facilities which feature stables, a tack room, feed room, indoor and outdoor arenas, two large fields and a paddock for grazing and riding. There is also a cross-country course nearby. Additionally practical experience is developed through work placements and visits to riding schools, equine welfare charities, veterinary surgeries, behaviourists and the mounted police force. Free training for British Horse Society examinations are provided alongside the degree, together with £100 towards an equine vocational examination of choice.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) During the first year students will combine theory and practice. They will investigate equine behaviour and how horses learn. They will question the ethics of our industry and gain practical skills necessary for their future career. Students will complete a work placement, and even at the start of their academic journey will be asked to focus on their career path. Biological Concepts Stable Management (1) Professional Practice Academic and Personal Development Ethics and Welfare Equine Behaviour and Cognition YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) The second year provides students with the opportunity build on first year topics and to put learning into practice. Equine learning theory is applied to practical equine training, and the horse human partnership is explored. Scientific principles are developed, and research skills aim to prepare students for their final year. The applied project adds a unique dimension to the year allowing students to go out into the workplace and contribute to a business. Anatomy and Physiology Learning and Training Stable Management (2) Nutrition and Feeding Practice Research Methodologies Equine Health and Fitness YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) The final year provides students with the opportunity to complete their own unique piece of research, thus enabling them to focus on a topic of choice. Equine health, reproduction and welfare are concentrated on in this final year, together with methods of behaviour modification. Career development is also a central theme, and third years are expected to complete additional professional development activities alongside their degree to enhance their chances of employment. Equine Reproduction and Young-stock Management Applied Research Skills and Professional Development Research Project Animal Behaviour Modification Stress and Animal Welfare The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Assessment Methods:
Module delivery is achieved through a combination of theoretical lectures, seminar discussions, guest lectures, educational visits, and practical work. Between lectures students are expected to read around their subjects making use of the detailed reading lists published in Module Guides. Each module is assessed in a variety of ways. Assessment includes academic essays, research posters, presentations, seminar discussions and practical assessment. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules. Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Great lectures and teaching, the staff are so friendly. The two libraries are huge, too, and the dedicated humanities library in particular is a big help. The racecourse stadium also holds the rugby world cup, which is really exciting! You'll spend a lot of great nights at Central Station and Liquid and Envy. There's also a load of great theatres, like Grove Park, and loads of great gigs on down The Old Swan and Penny Blacks. There's so much to do!

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £11,750
Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01978 293439
Email. [email protected]

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  • LauMichelle's avatar by LauMichelle on 20th November 2018
    Lovely uni, easy to get to, friendly staff and interesting courses.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    I think the campus is a suitable enough side to easily become accustomed to. All staff I have come across are friendly and always willing to help. The site has many facilities such as a sports centre and clubs to join in on to help you adjust to uni life more efficiently. Town is only a short distance away with many shops and places to chose from. Large car parking space and bus stop right outside the gates of the university.
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