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Writtle University College

Putting Science Into Practice

Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR
T: 01245 424200

Job Type: Behaviour / Breeding / Business Management / Coaching / Equine Studies / Science / Sports & Performance / Therapy & Rehabilitation / Veterinary / Welfare

Writtle University College is one of the leading providers of equine education in the UK. We provide students with hands-on experience, using extensive equine facilities, whilst being taught by industry experts. We enjoy fantastic links with industry, including the likes of Equineenergy, International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners. 

Our specialist equine resources include a recent £2 million investment in our equine campus:

  • Two large indoor riding arenas
  • Stud facility
  • Two therapy barns
  • Floodlit ménage
  • Water treadmill and solarium
  • Horsewalker
  • A variety of types of stable facilities
  • Cross-country course

Established in 1893, Writtle University College is set in around 150 hectares of beautiful Essex countryside, ten minutes from the city of Chelmsford and 35 minutes from central London. 

View All Writtle University College’ Current Equine Courses here

University Courses Include:

MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy

This course is an innovative four year programme of study, which allows students to progress through a high quality course at undergraduate level directly into a fourth year at masters level, finishing with an MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the first Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in the UK accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).

BSc (Hons) Equine Behavioural Science

This degree programme at Writtle University College offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialist interest in the field of equine behaviour.

BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Business Management

This programme incorporates the key themes of applied science, development of specialist practical skills, management skills for various enterprises and business skills for all aspects of the equine industry. 

BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

This course provides students with an exceptional knowledge of many aspects of sport horse performance. Including detailed levels of anatomy & physiology, and factors affecting performance such as saddlery, farriery and biomechanics.

BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science

This course is aimed at those individuals who wish to support their interest in the equine athlete, with a robust grounding in scientific principles relevant to the industry. 

Postgraduate courses include:

MSc Equine Performance Science

Our Equine postgraduate programme offers you the opportunity to advance your subject knowledge, professional development and extend your career prospects.

Discover more at one of our University Courses Events

View and tour our campus virtually here

Visit our Virtual Open Day Hub to watch videos, download course booklets and presentations.

College Courses and Apprenticeships Include:

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management

This qualification is for you if you want to work with horses. It provides you with a range of specialist technical and practical knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further learning and training within the equine industry.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

This course is for you if you want to work within the equine industry either hands-on with horses or within the wider allied equine service or business sector. This course also gives you the opportunity to progress onto Higher Education if desired.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care

This course will enable you to develop your practical skills in riding or stud work, reinforced by the study of equine theory. This course is more practical and less academic than some of the other courses.

Equine Groom – Level 2 Apprenticeship

This level 2 apprenticeship has been specifically designed by employers to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in your industry.

Senior Groom – Level 3 Apprenticeship

The Senior Equine Groom is designed for those wishing to progress their career in the equine industry to work towards taking on more responsibility in the workplace.

Discover more at one of our College Course Events

Visit our Virtual Open Day Hub to watch videos, download course booklets and presentations and tour our campus virtually.

We also provide a number of Equine short courses and Apprenticeships.


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