Certificate in Equine Science | Diploma in Equine Science
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The Certificate in Science (Equine Science) and Diploma in Science (Equine Science) programmes often suit people who;
- Enjoy learning about, investigating and understanding the science associated with horses.
- Want to start out on a programme of study where the commitment is initially for only two years.
- May not have the entry requirements necessary for the Bachelor of Science in Equine Science programme.
Why Study Certificate or Diploma in Equine Science at UL?
The Certificate and Diploma courses are suitable if you want to achieve academic qualifications before starting work in an area of horse-based or related industries. The courses are designed in response to the economic and cultural importance of the horse based industries in Ireland and abroad and their need for high quality staff. You can graduate after two years with a Certificate level qualification or, you can progress to a Diploma or Degree level qualification. Progression to the Diploma in Science (Equine Science) programme is subject to achieving at least Second Class Honours Grade 2 in the Certificate programme.
The programmes offer a broad base of learning in equine science, equitation and equine related business topics. This three stranded approach provides a strong platform for building a flexible career. In most semesters you will have a choice of module that allows you to align your studies with your personal interests and ambitions. Students who progress to the Diploma in Science (Equine Science) can choose to follow either a business or equitation specialist route.