The Royal Agricultural University has long realised the importance of studhing the place of the equine industry within agriculture. This well-established course provides a thorough grounding in agriculture, agricultural economics, equine production systems, science, marketing and finance and business management. There is always a demand for highly skilled, motivated graduates who can help to shape the future of the industry. A unique feature of the course rests in its international dimension. Studies of the international equine industry carried out in north-west Europe and the USA are complemented by contributions from internationally-reputed visiting speakers from all areas of the equine industry. In the second year, students must take a (20 week minimum) industrial placement, working in an organisation between March and September. These opportunities are viewed very favourably by potential employers and provide students with the chance to experience real organisational life at first hand. Students are encouraged to choose wide ranging possibilities of types of organisation both in the UK and abroad. On occasions, students can elect to work for a longer period than 20 weeks and take a year out of University in order to do so. Our graduates go on to pursue career opportunities as event manager, bloodstock agent, journalism, racehorse trainer to name but a few. For part-time study, please contact the Admissions Office for more information.