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BSc Applied Equine Welfare and Management

Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies

This BSc degree develops your knowledge and understanding of a range of equine health and welfare issues occurring during the current equine crisis and beyond, with a particular emphasis on development of practical skills for enhancement and maintenance of general health and welfare following injury. In addition to developing broad equine-specific knowledge and skills, the programme will also foster key transferrable professional and analytical skills. Through work-based learning opportunities and Hadlow college’s links, you will graduate in a strong position to enter the equine industry.

For more information on the BSc (Hons) Applied Equine Welfare and Management degree programme please see our dedicated website on the Rural University Experience you can expect from Hadlow College.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

3 years, full time

UCAS Code:



Hadlow Main site (One day at Greenwich Equestrian Centre each week)


Hadlow Campus

Course Content

Year 1 – Level 4

Equine Anatomy and Physiology (30)
Work Based Learning (15)
Equine Nutrition (15)
Applied Equine Behaviour (15)
Equine Husbandry (15)
Groundwork Handling and Restraint (30)

Year 2 – Level 5

Welfare of the Horse (15)
Work Based Training (30)
Introduction to Research Skills (15)
Grassland and Estate Management (15)
Equine Vet Practices and Treatment (15)
Equine Welfare Case Studies (30)

Year 3 – Level 6

Advanced Equine Behaviour and Cognition (30)
Dissertation (30)
Injury Rehabilitation and Therapy (30)
Professional Practice in the Welfare Industry (15)

Optional Modules
Applied Alternative Therapies (15)
Advanced Handling and Groundwork (15)
Welfare and Management Courses

Assessment Method:

Coursework (written assignments, reports, case studies and presentations) as well as end of unit examinations.

Entry Requirements:

96 UCAS points made up from A’ Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or a minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths and preferably Science.

Additional Experience:

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

Progression Routes:

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme.  Alternatively a degree in equine welfare and management opens up opportunities within equine nutrition, animal welfare charities or similar organisations, or as a self-employed alternative therapist.

Available Clothing

Equine Tie

Equine Jacket

Equine Polo Shirt

Equine Sweatshirt

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