Bachelor of Science Equine Science


Program Description


From exciting new developments in equine microbiology, nutrition and reproduction through to advances in biotechnology; if you aspire to a career in equine science, research or clinical practice, then our BSc (Hons) in Equine Science is the course for you. Offering a rich and varied syllabus that explores equine science from both clinical and welfare perspectives, the course facilitates the development of real-world professional skills and knowledge essential to those wishing to work in a clinical or scientific context. Whilst focusing on equine systems, the modules taught are specially designed to deliver competence in transferable skills with relevance to a wide range of biological and animal science career paths. This comprehensive programme covers all aspects of equine science to provide students with the key knowledge and skills to enter the equine science industry. The majority of the modules on the programme are 'Core' modules; however, in your final year, there are three optional modules to choose one from, which will allow you to tailor this year to your specific interests.

The degree programme can either be studied purely academically as a three-year programme or can be studied as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich' option, you will be required to undertake a minimum 48-week work placement (or two 24 week placements) in an area/s of your interest. The placement year is not mandatory but offers you an excellent opportunity to develop skills alongside your academic study, which will be recognized by future employers as a positive attribute.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.


Modules include:

Level 4

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Industry
  • Principles of Equine Science
  • Equine and Human Nutrition
  • Applied Equine Management
  • ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

Level 5

  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Equine Reproduction and Management
  • Equine Behaviour, Ethics, and Welfare
  • Equine Health and Disease
  • Applied Equine Biomechanics

Year 3

Optional Placement Year

Level 6

  • Dissertation
  • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Veterinary Science
  • Contemporary Issues in Equine Science
  • Elite Athletic Performance (option)
  • Alternative Therapy in Veterinary Medicine (option)
  • Advanced Equine Nutrition (option)


BSc (Hons) Equine Science


Each module will have its own specific assessment profile and may consist of coursework or examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods (case studies, reports, presentations, practicals etc) to allow for you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to help you build confidence in the subject and in yourself.


Applications should be made through UCAS, using the institution code for Warwickshire College Group (W25) and the course code D323.

If you are interested in joining the college in September 2017, we would welcome you to take part in one of our Open Events. You will take a tour of the campus, receive a presentation from staff and take away lots of useful information about studying at Moreton Morrell College and of course, get a 'feel' for what it might be like to be a student here.


Minimum qualifications: Full level 3

Normally applicants will be expected to have at least *88 UCAS points. This may be derived from:

  • BTEC/C&G L3 qualification in Equine Management or a related subject; or
  • Two/three A2 Levels including one science-based subject;
  • or Kitemarked Access to HE (Science Route)
  • New UCAS tariff

Applicants will also need five GCSE’s at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science, and Mathematics.

Other qualifications such as Access to HE Diploma, Welsh/International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Higher Leaving Certificate and other international qualifications are acceptable, dependent on the overall grade/points achieved and the science content of the course.

Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience.

As a guide, students will be expected to have studied at A’ Level or completed relevant level 3 qualifications, however, all applicants will be assessed on individual experience and Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning.

The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities. All applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to study independently at HE level. Application for recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered.


Students studying an Equine Degree at Moreton Morell College can expect to learn in a friendly and supportive environment with experienced staff who will help you to achieve success within your chosen studies, as well as guiding you in future aspirations. Moreton Morell College provides a dynamic learning environment to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge on a programme specifically designed to enhance your opportunities within the industry.

Most students will pay nothing upfront for their course. For information on government loans and grants available for HE study, please visit the Student Finance England website. Please note that applicants who already hold higher education qualifications may not be eligible for support and should inquire for further details.

Individual Needs

Warwickshire College Group welcomes all students and will always aim to make reasonable adjustments to meet any specific needs or difficulties. In exceptional circumstances, the learning outcomes of some courses may mean that such adjustments are not possible and the college cannot guarantee that every requirement can be supported. Failure to disclose specific needs or difficulties to the college at an early stage in your application may delay the college in its ability to make reasonable adjustments or may prevent them altogether. Please discuss your individual circumstances with the admissions tutor as early as possible.


A degree in Equine Science can be the means to unlock the door to a range of career opportunities in the fields of equine nutrition, health, and performance. Typical career options include the equine nutritionist, rehabilitation center management, veterinary researcher, alternative therapist, microbiologist, laboratory scientist and college lecturer.

Progression to post-graduate qualifications includes MBA, MSc and teaching courses such as PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and CertEd (Certificate in Education).

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Our Moreton Morrell College covers 750 acres of countryside and is home to many of our land-based students.

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