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.