Course: BSc (Hons) Equine Health and Nutrition

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years

The Programme

The programme provides an in-depth specialist understanding of the well-being of the horse through study of the principles underpinning equine health and nutritional management. This programme seeks to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students wishing to gain scientific knowledge alongside valuable laboratory practical experience in order to promote the health, welfare and optimise nutrition of the equine athlete.


What You Study

  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Grassland management and forage conservation
  • Equine ration formulation
  • Research methods and analysis
  • Equine disease
  • Equine clinical nutrition
  • Immunology
  • Nutritional biochemistry.

How To Apply

Application is through UCAS, using code D4R7 and selecting campus code R.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 104 UCAS points, including Science, at A-Level or a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent, plus a satisfactory reference.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

For advanced entry to final level, a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree is required.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Nikki Meggison

BSc (Hons) Equine Health and Nutrition

With our new Equine Health and Nutrition course having launching in September 2018, find out how Nikki, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, launched a career in equine nutrition.