|Study location||United Kingdom, Brackenhurst campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Why choose this course?
The course provides the knowledge to improve the husbandry, performance and welfare of the horse as a leisure animal and as an equine athlete, it also aims to improve your ability to think critically and solve problems – it incorporates:
the development of practical and investigative skills required by the industry
a thorough background of animal science.
You will study the physiological and psychological principles of sports science and relate them to different equine sports, including:
The syllabus is designed for students wishing to further their knowledge of competition horse training or study towards the internationally recognised British Horse Society Instructor’s (BHSI) examination. Modules cover both riding and non-riding options.
Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre has international sized indoor and outdoor arenas, plus modern laboratories for the scientific study of nutrition, physiology, sports injury and genetics.
The Veterinary Nursing Centre provides facilities to study veterinary aspects of equine science and therapies.
The School has excellent links with veterinary schools and the Animal Health Trust as well as other academic institutions in the UK and abroad.
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.
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.
What will I study?
Research and Laboratory for Scientists’ Skills
Equine Anatomy and Physiology
Equine Health and Husbandry
Horse Behaviour and Welfare
Fundamentals of Sport Science
Veterinary Science and Nutrition
Research Methods and Experimental Design
Veterinary Health and Laboratory Techniques
Equine Reproduction and Breeding
Placement year for students
Therapy and Rehabilitation
Emerging Issues, Ethics and Welfare
Genetics and Selection
Your career development
This course will give you the skills you need to become a:
Feed Research Officer
Horse Passport Officer
Medical Lab Assistant
National Hunt Groom
Trainee Equine Veterinary Nurse
You could be working for companies such as:
British Horseracing Authority
Newmarket Equine Hospital
Om El Arab
University of Glasgow
World Horse Welfare.
Some students may also wish to continue their studies at MSc or PhD level. A number of students progress on to our MSc/MRes Equine Health and Welfare postgraduate degree.
What our graduates say
“After attending an Open Day at the Brackenhurst campus, I decided that joining Nottingham Trent University studying Equine Sports Science was the best way forward to continue my education in Equine Science, building on the A-Levels and National Certificates I undertook at college.
“For me it was very important that I attended an Open Day before deciding on the degree course I chose. From attending the Open Day I got a real feel for the practicals and modules included on the course.
“The course has really helped me gain confidence in my own ability to achieve goals. My time at Brackenhurst has improved my organisation skills, time management and helped me gain an overall higher knowledge of the equine industry.
“I fully believe Equine Sports Science was the right course for me. Since I have been at Nottingham Trent University I have felt so welcome and a part of a great community. I really did love my course!”
BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.