Welcome to our new list of colleges and universities that do equine science, animal science and agriculture.

A common question asked is “Where can I study equine behaviour and where can I get qualifications in Equine Behaviour?”. Unfortunately there are no courses (that I am aware of!) that ‘just’ do equine behaviour. Most of the equine courses at the universities and colleges across the country will offer equine behaviour as one of the modules, But if you are looking specifically then it is best to check first before applying. The same goes for animal science/behaviour and agricultural courses, check that they will allow you to specialise in horses.

 (Apart from the university and college courses that offer everything from National Diplomas to degrees and even up to PhDs if you are very dedicated, there are the BHS qualifications, BTECs and other independent riding schools that offer their own affiliated courses. The best thing to do is to check your local phone book, or local papers for information to contact them directly.)

Please let us know if you personally know of any other places or establishments that do equine behaviour either as an individual qualification or as part of a course, so that the list can be updated. Inevitably, the odd mistake will have crept into this list - so we would be grateful if you let us know any you find too. Thanks!

Liz Girvan, BSc(Hons) Equine Studies, PGDip Equine Science
Education Co-ordinator, EBF

Following the contact details for each college or university is a list of relevant courses, in the format:

Course name                     No.years study  Code  Type of degree

Codes used are:

FT  – Full Time
SW  – Sandwich year
HND – Higher National Diploma
BSc – Batchelor in Science
BA  – Bachelor in Arts
ACC - 1 year accelerated degree
MSc – Master of Science
Mod - Modular
 

List of establishments that offer equine science or animal behaviour courses

(New 25/6/08: Equine Guelph)

(Updated 10/10/03: The Nottingham Trent University)

The University of Aberdeen
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth
University of Wales, Bangor
Bishop Burton College
University of Bristol
University of the West of England, Bristol
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
University of Central Lancashire
UPDATED University of Chester
University College Chichester
Cornwall College With Duchy College
Coventry University
Greenmount and Enniskillen Colleges
University of Greenwich
Harper Adams University College
University of Hertfordshire
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London)
Lackham College
University College Northampton
The Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
NEW Plumpton College
University of Plymouth
Royal Agricultural College
Sparsholt College Hampshire
St. Helens College (An Associate College of Liverpool John Moores University)
Warwickshire College, Royal Leamington Spa and Moreton Morrell
University of Wolverhampton
University College Worcester
Writtle College
 



The University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

Tel: 01224 273504
Fax: 01224 272031
Web: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/

Animal Care                             3/4   FT    BSc Degree
Animal Ecology                          4     FT    BSc Degree
Animal Health and Welfare               3/4   FT    BSc Degree
Animal Science                          4     FT    BSc Degree
Animal Science                          3/4   FT    BSc Degree
Equine Business Management              4     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Sports                           4     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science                          3/4   FT    BSc Degree



The University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2AX

Tel: 01970 622021
Fax: 01970 627410
Email: ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk
Web: http://www.aber.ac.uk/

Agriculture with Animal Science         4     SW    BSc Degree
Animal Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Business and Equine Studies             3     SW    HND
Equine Studies                          3     SW    HND
Equine Studies, (Top-Up)                1     ACC   BSc Degree



University of Wales, Bangor

Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Tel: 01248 382017
Fax: 01248 370451
Email: Admissions@Bangor.ac.uk
Web: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/

Zoology with Animal Ecology             3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies                          2     FT    HND



Bishop Burton College

Bishop Burton
Beverley
East Yorkshire
HU17 8QG

Tel: 01964 553000
Fax: 01964 553101
Web: http://www.bishopb-college.ac.uk

Animal Behaviour & Consultancy          3     FT    BSc Degree
Animal Care (Zoology & Behavioural Sci) 2     FT    HND
Animal Science & Management             3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Mgt (opts in Equitation & Equine Therapy)
                                        2     FT    HND
Equine Science & Management             3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science                          3/4   FT/SW BSc Degree



University of Bristol

Senate House
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
BS8 1TH

Tel: 0117 928 9000
Fax: 0117 925 1424
Email: admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Web: http://www.bris.ac.uk/

Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree



University of the West of England, Bristol

Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1QY

Tel: 0117 9656261/3443333
Fax: 0117 344 2810
Email: admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwe.ac.uk

Animal Care and Management (Equine)     2     FT    HND
Animal Science                          2     FT    HND
Animal Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Business Management              3/4   FT/SW BA Degree
Equine Science                          2/3   FT/SW HND
Equine Science                          3/4   FT/SW BSc Degree



Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 2JZ

Tel: 01494 522141
Fax: 01494 524392
Web: http://www.bcuc.ac.uk/

Animal Industry Management              1     FT    BA Degree
Animal Studies with Management          2     FT    HND
Equine Industry Management              1     FT    BA Degree
Equine Studies with Management          1     FT    HND



University of Central Lancashire

Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2HE

Tel: 01772 201201
Fax: 01772 894954
Email: Admissions@uclan.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/

Animal Behaviour & Welfare              3     FT    BSc Degree
Animal Production and Nutrition         3     FT    BSc Degree
Animal Science                          2     FT    HND
Animal Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Animal Therapy                          2     FT    HND
Animal Welfare & Livestock Prod         3     FT    BSc Degree
Welfare of Animals (Management)         2     FT    HND
Welfare of Animals (Nursing)            2     FT    HND
Equine Sci & Mgt (Equine Physiology & Therapy)
                                        3     SW    HND
Equine Science & Management             3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science & Management (Stud and Breeding)
                                        3     SW    HND
Equine Science and Management (Equitation)
                                        3     SW    HND
Equine Science and Management (Top-up)  1     FT    BSc Degree
Business Studies for the Equine Industry2     FT    HND
Equine Behaviour and Welfare            2     FT    HND
Equine Behaviour and Welfare            3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Facilities and Sports Coaching   2     FT    HND



University of Chester

Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ

Tel: 01244 511506
Fax: 01244 511302
Web: http://www.chester.ac.uk/

Animal behaviour                       3     FT    BSc Degree
Animal behaviour & welfare             3     FT    BSc Degree
Animal behaviour & welfare             2     FT    HND



University College Chichester

Bishop Otter Campus
College Lane
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 4PE

Tel: 01243 816002
Fax: 01243 816078
Email: admissions@ucc.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ucc.ac.uk/

Applied Equine Studies                  2     FT    HND
Applied Equine Studies                  3     FT    BSc Degree



Cornwall College with Duchy College

Pool
Redruth
Cornwall
TR15 3RD

Tel: 01209 611611
Fax: 01209 611612
Email: enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk
Web: http://www.cornwall.ac.uk

Equine Science                          2     FT    HND



Coventry University

Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB

Tel: 02476 887688
Fax: 02476 888311
Web: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/

Equine and Human Sport Sciences         3     FT    BSc Degree



Greenmount and Enniskillen Colleges

Enniskillen College of Agriculture and Horticulture
22 Greenmount Road
Antrim
BT41 4PU

Tel: 02894 426700
Fax: 02894 426606
Email: enquiries@dardni.gov.uk
Web: http://www.greenmount.ac.uk

Equine Studies (with options)           3     SW    HND
Equine Studies with Diploma in Industrial Studies
                                        4     SW    BSc Degree



University of Greenwich

Wellington Street
Woolwich
London
SE18 6PF

Tel: 020 8331 8590
Fax: 020 8331 8145
Email: courseinfo@gre.ac.uk
Web: http://www.gre.ac.uk/

Equine Management                       2     FT    HND
Equine Studies                          2     FT    HND



Harper Adams University College

Newport
Shropshire
TF10 8NB

Tel: 01952 815000
Fax: 01952 814783
Email: admissions@harper-adams.ac.uk
Web: http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/

Equine Management                       2     FT    HND
Equine Management                       3     SW    HND
Equine Studies, Business Management & Marketing
                                        3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies, Business Management & Marketing
                                        4     SW    BSc Degree



University of Hertfordshire

College Lane
Hatfield
Herts
AL10 9AB

Tel: 01707 284800
Fax: 01707 284870
Web: http://www.herts.ac.uk/

Land Based Technologies (Equine)        2     FT    HND
Land Based Technologies (Equine)        3     SW    HND



Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (University of London)

South Kensington
London
SW7 2AZ

Tel: 020 7594 8014
Fax: 020 7594 8004
Email: admissions@ic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ic.ac.uk/

Equine Science                          4     FT    BSc Degree
Applied Natural Science with Mgt (Equine Bus Mgt)
                                        4     SW    BSc Degree
Applied Natural Science with Mgt (Equine Bus Mgt)
                                        4     FT    MSc Degree



Lackham College

Lacock
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 2NY

Tel: 01249 466800
Fax: 01249 444474
Web: http://www.lackham.ac.uk

Equine Studies                          2     FT    HND



University College Northampton

Park Campus
Boughton Green Road
Northampton
NN2 7AL

Tel: 01604 735500
Fax: 01604 713029
Email: admissions@northampton.ac.uk
Web: http://www.northampton.ac.uk

Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Sociology/Equine Studies                3     FT    BA Degree
Sport Studies/Equine Studies            3     FT    Mod Degree



The Nottingham Trent University

School of Land-based Studies
The Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst
Southwell
Nottinghamshire
NG25 0QF

Tel: 01636 817099
Fax: 01636 815404
Email: enquiries.lbs@ntu.ac.uk
Web: http://science.ntu.ac.uk/lbs/index.htm

Equine Sports Science (Equestrian Psychology)  3/4   FT/SW BSc Degree



Oxford Brookes University

Gipsy Lane Campus
Headington
Oxford
OX3 0BP

Tel: 01865 483040
Fax: 01865 483983
Web: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/

Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree



Plumpton College

Ditchling Road
Nr Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 3AE

Tel: 01273 890454
Fax: 01273 890071
Email: enquiries@plumpton.ac.uk
Web: http://www.plumpton.ac.uk/

Biological Sciences (Horse Studies)     1/1.5 FT    BSc Degree
BTEC HND in Horse Studies               2     FT    HND



University of Plymouth

Drake Circus
Plymouth
PL4 8AA

Tel: 01752 232137
Fax: 01752 232141
Email: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Web: http://www.plym.ac.uk/

Animal Science (Equine)                 2     ACC   BSc Degree
Equine Studies (Bicton College of Agriculture)
                                        2     FT    HND



Royal Agricultural College

Cirencester
Gloucester
GL7 6JS

Tel: 01285 889912
Fax: 01285 650219
Email: admissions@royagcol.ac.uk
Web: http://www.royagcol.ac.uk

Equine and Agricultural Management      3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine and Agricultural Management      4     SW    BSc Degree



Sparsholt College Hampshire

Sparsholt
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 2NF

Tel: 01962 776441
Fax: 01962 776587
Email: enquiry@sparsholt.ac.uk
Web: http://www.sparsholt.ac.uk

Equine Studies                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies                          2     FT    HND



St. Helens College (An Associate College of Liverpool John Moores University)

Brook Street
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1PZ

Tel: 01744 733766
Fax: 01744 623400
Email: enquiries@sthelens.ac.uk
Web: http://www.sthelens.ac.uk

Business (Equine Studies)               2     FT    HND



Warwickshire College, Royal Leamington Spa and Moreton Morrell

Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5JE

Tel: 01926 318000
Fax: 01926 318111
Email: enquiries@warkscol.ac.uk
Web: http://www.warkscol.ac.uk

Equine Science                          2     FT    HND
Equine Science                          4     SW    BSc Degree
Equine Sports Coaching                  2     FT    HND
Equine Studies                          2     FT    HND
Equine Studies                          3     FT    BA Degree
Equine and Business Studies             4     SW    BA Degree
Equine and Human Sport Sciences         2     FT    HND
Equine and Human Sport Sciences         3     FT    BSc Degree



University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton
WV1 1SB

Tel: 01902 321000
Fax: 01902 323744
Email: enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Web: http://www.wlv.ac.uk

Equine Studies                          2     FT    HND
Equine Studies                          1     ACC   BSc Degree



University College Worcester

Henwick Grove
Worcester
WR2 6AJ

Tel: 01905 855111
Fax: 01905 855132
Web: http://www.worc.ac.uk/worcs.html

Equine Sports Coaching                  1     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies                          3     FT    BSc Degree



Writtle College

Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 3RR

Tel: 01245 424200
Fax: 01245 420456
Email: postmaster@writtle.ac.uk
Web: http://www.writtle.ac.uk/

Equine Science                          3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies                          2FT   3SW   HND
Equine Studies                          1     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies and Business Management  3     FT    BSc Degree
Equine Studies and Leisure Management   3     FT    BSc Degree
Science (Applied Biology for Equine Management)
                                        2FT   3SW   HND



Page last updated: 21st July 2008 (Added: Equine Guelph)