Equine Business Management BA (Hons)

UCAS code D4N2
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

The BA (Hons) Equine Business Management will introduce you to all aspects of today’s modern equine and sporting business. This course will equip you the skills you will need for a career in equine business management, including marketing, research, sports science and specific equine modules such as current issues and legislation in the equine industry, equine behaviour and welfare management.

You will undertake project work where you will investigate real life situations, which will enable you to put what you have learned into practice. You will also have the opportunity to take part in equestrian events and activities organised throughout the year.

Special features

  • Small classes give you a more personal experience of university
  • You will undertake equine related classes and research projects in practical situations
  • Access to our purpose-built equestrian centre you will be taught by staff highly experienced in the industry
  • Opportunities to take part in equestrian events and activities throughout the year
  • Opportunity in third and fourth year to study remotely from own location.

Entry requirements

  • Entry to year 1 (HNC) is an NC in Horse Care or Equestrian Studies

  • Applicants with other academic and work experience are welcome; entry will be assessed on the basis of your accumulated previous experience

Advanced entry to year two or three of the degree:

  • Entry to year 2, HND, is the HNC Equine Studies
  • Entry to year 3 and 4, BA (Hons), is the HND Equine Studies; entry may also be possible with a business-related HND and equine industry experience.

 

Access routes

  • HNC and HND Equine Studies
  • It may be possible, with industry experience, to access with another HNC or HND, such as Business.

Year 1 - HNC

HNC Equine Studies

Year 2 - HND

HND Equine Studies

Year 3 - BA

Core modules include:

  • Research skills
  • Current issues and legislation in the equine industry
  • Work placement
  • Entrepreneurship

Option modules include:

  • Design, managing and evaluating human performance
  • Sports and exercise science: a critical analysis
  • Marketing communications
  • Niche tourism
  • Employment law in the human resource context
  • Small business planning

Year 4 - BA (Hons)

Modules include:

  • Equine behaviour and welfare management
  • Work placement
  • Business strategy
  • Strategic marketing
  • Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness
  • Major event analysis
  • Ethics and law in sport

You must also complete a dissertation or research and planning a new venture

 

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and tutorials, practical sessions at stables, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support form your tutors.


How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: 8 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January (part-time only)

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

YearLevelFull-timePart-time
    2016-17 2017-18* 2016/17 2017-18* 
Year 1 HNC £1,285 £1,285 £86 (per HN credit) £86 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £1,285 £1,285 £86 (per HN credit) £86 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £1,820 £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module) £215 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £1,820 £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module) £215 (per 20 credit module)

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term-time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

YearLevelFull-timePart-time
    2016-17 2017-18* 2016-17 2017-18*
Year 1 HNC £6,510 £6,510 £434 (per HN credit) £434 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £6,510 £6,510 £434 (per HN credit) £434 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £7,920 £8,000 £1,320 (per 20 credit module) £1,340 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours free** free** £1,320 (per 20 credit module) £1,340 (per 20 credit module)

**4th (Honours) year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

YearLevelFull-timePart-time***
  2016-172017-182016-172017-18
Year 1 HNC £6,510 £6,510 £434 (per HN credit) £434 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £6,510 £6,510 £434 (per HN credit) £434 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £10,000 £10,500 £1,680 (per 20 credit module) £1,750 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £10,000 £10,500 £1,680 (per 20 credit module) £1,750 (per 20 credit module)

***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

A degree in Equine Business Management will provide you with excellent career prospects. This award enables you to develop knowledge and skills highly valued by employers. Graduates could anticipate going on to jobs in public, private and voluntary organisations taking on such roles as:

  • Yard Manager
  • Riding Centre Manager
  • Equine tourism
  • Equine research
  • Equine assisted learning
  • Equine rehabilitation

You will also have the potential to become local entrepreneurs with business start-ups in the equine and tourism sectors.

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What our students, graduates and staff say

The course helped me develop people, equine and business skills, which are useful in my current role working at a riding centre in the Highlands. In terms of careers and employment, there are many jobs in the equine industry that require the skills that this university course offers.

Catherine Duthie completed her BA (Hons) Equine Business Management in 2016.

Apply for Equine Business Management BA (Hons)

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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