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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 13450 per year
This unique equestrian degree reflects the industry's growing need for a better understanding of equine behaviour and is designed to equip students to succeed in the field. Choose to specialise in areas including equine behaviour and learning, equine assisted therapies or sports psychology.
Why choose this course?
This is the ideal course if you would like to become a specialist in equestrian psychology and sports science. The modules have been developed to reflect the growing need to gain a greater understanding of equine behaviour and the horse-human relationship.
You'll also benefit from the following:
International exchange opportunities
You can spend six months on international exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada or Hungary during your second year of study. The equine team have close links with the University of Guelph, Canada.
How you're taught
You will be taught through a variety of methods including group seminars, lectures and practical sessions.
Year 1 coursework (33%), written (34%) and practical (33%).
Year 2 coursework (50%), written (33%) and practical (17%).
Year 3 coursework (66%), written (17%) and practical (17%).
A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:
A placement year may be taken between year 2 and year 3 of study.
Careers and employability
Your career development
This course will give you the skills you need to become a:
You will be equipped to start a career in:
Excellent placement opportunities
You will have the option to take a year's placement in industry.
Why undertake a placement?
Students have gained valuable experience through recent placements such as:
The Equestrian Centre and its many facilities at Brackenhurst are an essential resource for the students studying on equine courses here at Nottingham Trent University.
Indoor Riding School
Refurbished and re-launched by six time Olympian Mary King in 2012 this is 60 x 40 metres with a Prowax sand riding surface. It includes a seating gallery area capable of seating 279 people for events or to observe training and research in comfort. Indoor cross country jumps are available as well as a full range of show jumps and school barriers. The area accommodates two arenas during dressage training and for show jump training the course area allows plenty of room for smooth turns.
The indoor school is effectively used for research, allowing horses to be loose schooled. Our camera system records both training and research that can then be analysed using various software by both staff and students and viewed on our arena screens.
Outdoor Riding School
60 x 40 metres with waxed sand and fibre surface, enclosed by fencing and fully floodlit with a full range of show jumps and school barriers.
40 x 20 metres waxed sand surface. Fully enclosed by seven foot fencing to allow loose schooling. Observation holes in the fence allow staff and students to observe the horse(s) from outside the arena to reduce any influence on natural behaviour.
Our stabling has been developed with horse welfare firmly in mind. We have a variety of boxes to include individual stables, crew yards and combi barns all allowing excellent comparison for the welfare of the stabled horses.
Stabling for over 30 DIY student liveries that includes use of the Equestrian Centre facilities.
Performance Analysis Room
Houses mechanical horse, iJoy Ride, Balimo Chair, Tekscan Pressure testing equipment and mirrors, all of which are utilised for clinics and workshops.
Computer equipment for student use during project work including use of research software such as Observer, OnTrack and Dartfish. This room can also be used for downloading data from cameras, heart rate monitors, mobile eye and other data collecting equipment.
And much more...
Notes about fees for this course
The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.
The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.
The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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