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Why choose this course?
This course will provide you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to improve the husbandry, performance and welfare of the horse as an athlete. With a strong focus on the science behind nutrition, sport and training, you’ll learn the practical and investigative skills required for a career in the equine sciences and related industry.
- Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre has international-sized indoor and outdoor arenas, plus modern laboratories for the scientific study of nutrition, physiology, disease and genetics.
- You will have the option to take a work placement during your third year of study.
- Equestrian industry guest speakers and eventing professionals give lectures and demonstrations to students.
- The Mary King Arena was opened in May 2012 by the Olympian herself.
- NTU is recognised as a centre of world-class research into all aspects of equine and equestrian science.
- We offer sport scholarships to elite athletes across a range of sports, including high-level riders.
- You can spend six months on international exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada or Hungary during your second year of study. The equine team have close links with the University of Guelph, Canada.
Careers and employability
This course will give you the skills you need to become a:
- feed research officer
- horse passport officer
- horse trainer
- insurance assessor
- medical lab assistant
- national hunt groom
- postgraduate researcher
- research assistant
- RSPCA inspector
- stud manager
- trainee equine veterinary nurse
- traveling groom
- yard groom.
You could be working for companies such as:
- British Dressage
- British Horseracing Authority
- Cambridge University
- Myler Bits
- Newmarket Equine Hospital
- Om El Arab
- Pet Plan
- University of Glasgow
- World Horse Welfare.
Some students may also wish to continue their studies at MSc or PhD level.
Excellent placement opportunities
You will have the option to take a year’s placement in industry.
Why undertake a placement?
- You will gain vital experience in a vocational position.
- It will boost your CV and build useful contacts for your future career.
- There are some exciting and challenging opportunities available within organisations such as Kentucky Equine Research, and Sydney, Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities.
- You will also have the opportunity to carry out research for your final year dissertation.
- Your placement opportunity may lead to a supplementary Certificate or Diploma in Professional Studies.
Students have gained valuable experience through recent placements such as:
- Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (Andrew McLean)
- Bellerive Stud, Australia
- Bennett Equine Sport Rehabilitation
- Fittocks Stud Newmarket
- Hartstone Equestrian Ltd
- Pakiri Beach Horse Riding, New Zealand