Bachelor of Science in Equine Science
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Equine science is a specialization within animal science, which involves the study of the reproduction, physiology, behavior and nutrition of horses.
Would you like to follow a professional career in the horse industry? The four-year BSc degree in Equine Science provides you with the opportunity to underpin your career aspirations with specialist knowledge and skills. This programme, unique in Europe, has been developed because of the economic importance of the horse and related industries and the consequential need to produce highly qualified personnel with the specialised knowledge to exploit the potential of these industries.
The overall aim of the programme is to equip you with degree-level competence in the disciplines of Equine Science and a choice of professional studies in either Equitation* (the art or practice of horse riding or horsemanship) or Equine Business Management. Graduates of the programme contribute to the continued development of the horse industry through the application of their knowledge, skills and research in Science, Equitation and Business Management.
* Entry to the Equitation Science option is dependent on achieving a satisfactory standard in Equitation Science over the first two years.
This course provides students with both skills and knowledge that can be applied to many different areas within the equine industry and beyond.
- Sean Flannery, Graduate