If you are interested in pursuing a career in equine science from a behavioural and welfare prospective, then this one-year top-up degree is for you.
In your studies you will explore the advances in equine science with a particular focus on equine welfare and behaviour. With guidance from our expert staff, you will develop a critical understanding of factors affecting equine behaviour and examine a wide range of modification techniques and interventions. In doing so, you will also consider the ethical and welfare considerations of behavioural issues and explore, more broadly, the implications of using equines in modern society.
Modules (all at 20 credits with the exception of the dissertation module which is a double credit module at 40 credits) including:
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity, plus field trips. The following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each year of the course:
Year 1: 16% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Teaching, Learning and Assessment: 189 hours
Independent Study: 1,011 hours
Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, case studies, consultations, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, patient history assessments, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of essays, case study assessments and data handling questions.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:
The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework and examination is as follows:
35% written exams
Feedback is supplied via Turnitin or directly from the module tutor. The majority of submissions are made via Turnitin and feedback for coursework is provided within twenty working days after the submission date.
Written feedback will be supported verbally should the student require clarification. Formative assessment feedback will be provided at the time of completion where possible, with more detailed summative feedback for reports.
Students will be able to access course timetables for the academic year in September.
Timetables are subject to change, but most students can expect to spend 3-3.5 days per week on campus.
As a student at UCR, you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on our student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
Tuition fees for international students can also be found on our student finance page.
Student can expect costs to be in the region of £300, to include PPE of an approved riding hat, riding boots, gloves, and a good waterproof coat (without a hood) as well as navy blue jodhpurs and navy-blue polo shirt.
Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
Applicants are required to gain 120 credits from a level 5 qualification (HND, Foundation Degree, Diploma of Higher Education) in an equine related discipline.
Apply directly through UCAS
Relevant Foundation degree
Full-time: 1 year
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