Job Type: Breeding / Business Management / Equine Studies / Journalism / Racehorse Management / Research / Science / Sports & Performance
Looking To Progress Your Equine Career?
Become an employable and dynamic graduate with a degree that delivers a blend of equine science and business, along with agriculture-based subject matter.
Based in the Cotswolds, you are ideally positioned at the Royal Agricultural University to take full advantage of world-leading sporting venues, including Cheltenham Racecourse and Badminton Horse Trials. Due to our close links with equine enterprises, you can gain a first- hand appreciation of the business aspects and the day-to-day running of equestrian sporting events.
Gain transferable skills in science and business and complete an industry work placement to boost your employability. You will be equipped to progress to managerial positions in companies such as Dengie, bloodstock and equestrian accountants including Smith and Williamson and laboratories such as Plusvital Equinome.
You will be taught by a team of research- active and industry-linked staff with decades of teaching experience between them. Members of the equine team publish their work in internationally-renowned journals and we enjoy industry derived research sponsorship from companies such as Haygain Natural Animal Feeds.
Throughout your time with us, we will support and nurture your career aspirations in the global equine sector.
Enhanced by our impressive knowledge base and extensive industry contacts, this course instils the scientific and entrepreneurial skills required to develop products and businesses within a broadening market place. After a generic year one, you will be able to tailor your learning to reflect a business or science emphasis, whilst gaining relevant vocational skills and industry contacts during your employment placement in the second year.
The course provides a thorough grounding in agriculture, including crop and animal science and husbandry, agricultural economics, marketing and business management. Equine production systems, science, management and financial control are integral aspects of the degree course.
This course specialises in the bloodstock industry comparing science and business practices to those within the sports horse industry. It’s tailored to those with a keen interest and career aspirations in the thoroughbred and sports horse industries; from training and breeding to racecourse and enterprise management.
This course enables students from Foundation Degree and HND backgrounds in Equine Science, Equine Business Management and related subject areas to develop their knowledge and understanding within a dynamic learning environment.
We also offer our BSc courses with a foundation year. This is an extra year of study at the start of the course so that you can progress with confidence. You will also develop the skills you need for your later studies. Read more about these courses here:
Visit our website to book your place on an Open Day now; we look forward to meeting you.