Writtle University College

Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR, United Kingdom

Equine Behavioural Science

**Why you should study Equine at WUC…** - You will be able to choose from one of three distinctive specialisms. - We have invested significantly in our equine facilities to ensure you get hands-on access to specialist resources. - Our facilities include two large indoor riding arenas, floodlit outdoor ménage, stud resources, bespoke therapy barns, stables, water treadmill, solarium, round pen and oval horsewalker. - You will study towards a professional qualification on the Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree, awarded by Equineenergy. - You will benefit from lectures, practical sessions and interactive workshops to enhance your learning. - We have a wide range of scientific and technological equipment that is used to enhance taught sessions, as well as enabling you to conduct original research projects that are relevant to the industry. - You will benefit from our work with the likes of International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support during your degree. - Our research findings have been presented at conferences such as the International Society of Equitation Science, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and the British Society of Animal Science. - Our course team includes experienced practitioners in both McTimoney Animal Therapy, Veterinary Physiotherapy and Equitation Coaching. - You will have the opportunity to work with World Horse Welfare, assisting in the rehabilitation and training of their rescue horses in preparation for re-homing. Writtle University College offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialist interest in the field of equine behavioural science. The course covers a range of practical and theoretical modules, integrating the latest research to promote ethical and sustainable horsemanship practices using both our stud and ridden horses. You will study specialist behaviour modules to improve your knowledge and understanding of the academic theory underpinning the natural behaviour of the horse, incorporating principles of ethology and psychology alongside health and welfare management. Using this knowledge, you will develop the skills to critically analyse and evaluate all areas of horsemanship such as housing, training and welfare management, whilst evolving your professional practice and rehabilitation strategies. Other topics of study will include anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, giving you a sound scientific knowledge to support the specialist modules. Fully embedded within the programme are opportunities for you to increase your awareness of the professional, analytical and work skills required for employment in the broader equine your choice. A unique feature of this programme is that we have embedded an industry recognised equine behaviour qualification. Through studying the degree in Equine Behaviour, you will also be undertaking accredited professional training and assessment for the Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants (SEBC) Professional Training Certificate (subject to final exam). This means that upon graduating, you will be able to pursue a self-employed career as an equine behaviour consultant, through professional registration with SEBC. Please see http://www.societyofequinebehaviourconsultants.org.uk/ for further details about this additional training.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Chelmsford
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Chelmsford
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250