Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Equine Science & Welfare Management

The relationship between horse and human is increasingly seen as central to the equestrian industry’s development – and this degree is one of a very select number in the UK that focuses on this.

Module delivery is achieved through a combination of theoretical lectures, seminar discussions, guest lectures, educational visits, and practical work. Between lectures students are expected to read around their subjects making use of the detailed reading lists published in Module Guides. Each module is assessed in a variety of ways. 

Entry Requirements

80-112 UCAS Tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent. Appropriate AS Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account. At least four GCSEs at grade C/4 (including English/Welsh (First Language) and Maths). An equestrian background is necessary.

The entry requirements are for general guidance. Alternative qualifications and experience are considered. All applications are considered on their individual merits.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

The degree will prepare you for a variety of careers including horse welfare and rehabilitation work, training horses, coaching riders or commercial equestrian yard management. You will also be prepared for employment in careers allied to the equine industry, for example research and consultancy work or postgraduate study. In addition to working in these areas previous students have also set up their own businesses.

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Course Details


During level 4 students will combine theory and practice. They will investigate equine behaviour and how horses learn. They will question the ethics of our industry and gain the practical skills necessary for their future career. Students will complete a work placement, and even at the start of their academic journey will be asked to focus on their career path.


Level 5 provides students with the opportunity to build on earlier topics and to put learning into practice. The effects of management and training on the horse are investigated by studying anatomy, physiology and fitness.  The equine diet is explored and equine learning is investigated. Academic skills are developed this year by starting the research process.


The final year provides students with the opportunity to complete their own unique piece of research, enabling them to focus on a topic of choice. Equine reproduction and young stock management are concentrated on, together with methods of behaviour modification. Career development is also a central theme, and students are expected to complete additional professional development activities alongside their degree to enhance their chances of employment.


• Biological Concepts
• Stable Management (1)
• Professional Practice
• Academic and Personal Development
• Ethics and Welfare
• Equine Behaviour and Cognition


• Anatomy and Physiology
• Learning and Training
• Stable Management (2
• Nutrition and Feeding Practice
• Research Methodologies
• Equine Health and Fitness


• Equine Reproduction and Young-stock Management
• Applied Research Skills and Professional Development
• Research Project
• Animal Behaviour Modification
• Stress and Animal Welfare

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