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Foundation Degree Kingston - Equine Management - 2020:21

Location: Merrist Wood College
Course Code: HC02HP1A023P
UCAS Code:  DD42
Year: 2020:21
FT/PT:  Full-time
Awarding Body: Kingston University
Fees (16-18): £ 4000
Fees (Adult): £ 4000
14/09/2020Places Available
Subject Area

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Content / Overview 

If you're thinking about studying Equine Management at a higher level, then Merrist Wood, regarded as one of the top equestrian centres in the south east, is the place to be. This programme brings together horsemastership, business and management elements. It offers the opportunity to study practical aspects of equine studies whilst also maintaining a focus on the development of managerial concepts relating to the maintenance of an equine establishment. You must have an interest in pursuing a career in equine management. The programme is ideal if you have previous animal experience or if you have achieved a Level 3 related animal course, however this is not compulsory.
  • One of the largest indoor equine arenas in the south of the country, stabling for over 40 horses, one outdoor school and a BHS approved centre
  • Event management opportunities within Merrist Wood Campus to develop marketing and management skills
  • International and national professional development opportunities

What I Learn

Year 1: Modules are subject to validation but could include; professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), principles of animal science (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical skills for equine studies (30 credits) Total 120 credits. Year 2: Modules are subject to validation but could include; professional development in the work environment (30 credits), research methods (30 credits), business and events management (30 credits), application of equine learning theories, behaviour and cognition (30 credits) Total 120 credits. All students are supported with academic development and you will have access to a personal tutor.

How I'll Learn and be Assessed

A range of theory, practical and work placements.

Application Method

Apply online through UCAS at

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:
  • From A levels: 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
  • BTEC: 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
  • Access Diploma: Pass
Plus: English and maths GCSE and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology.

A minimum IELTS score of 6, TOEFL equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.

These entry requirements are subject to change.


Top up to a degree in one more year on the Equine Management (BA Hons) at the College. The course prepares students for careers in many areas of the equine industry. These could include yard management, equine events, independent business ownership, training and coaching, equine journalism and sales.

Additional Information

Applicants should apply through the UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website. This includes students already at Merrist Wood College. All courses will be listed under Guildford College on the UCAS website.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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