Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: £7500 per year

Your future

Students can progress onto our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, apprenticeships, graduate schemes, Masters programmes, or into employment.

Entry requirements

  • 120 Credits at Level 4, 120 Credits at Level 5 in relevant subject (merit profile). A bridging assignment may also be required.

Course Information

The BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science (Top-Up) is suited to those who want a career within any aspect of the industry, for example in nutrition, yard management, lecturing, laboratory work, sales, advertising or event management. Students will increase their equine knowledge and practical skills, alongside developing the academic skills expected at this level. Students will learn how to analyse and evaluate, and will use scientific literature to reinforce their findings.

In addition to covering the fundamentals of equine management, this course combines knowledge from a wide range of aspects within the industry. Students are also required to undertake modules with a specific science focus in order to give them a rounded programme of study and ensure they reach the level of academia and scientific understanding often required in graduate job roles. A number of the modules allow students the scope to make their own bespoke course dependant on their future career choices and aspirations.

The Equine department and Higher Education facilities at BMC have recently undergone a considerable expansion, facilitating vast improvements. We now have an Equine Rehabilitation Centre containing a solarium, aqua treadmill and practical areas; two indoor arenas (60m x 30m; 20m x 40m); an extensive outdoor competition arena (80m x 40m) and warm up area (20m x 40m); mechanical horse; new bespoke science laboratories including a state-of-the-art dissection laboratory. There is stabling for up to 36 horses, many of which BMC own and can be used by students for weekend competitions. We have good links across departments, allowing students from Sport and Animal Management courses to share resources and see other aspects of the industry. This also allows Equine students to benefit from use of the Sports Science laboratory.


  • Developments in Equine Science
  • Equine Performance Partnership
  • Nutrition for Equine Performance
  • Research Project
  • Professional Industry Project

The modules will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, exams, and professional discussions.

Enrichment and Employability

As part of your course you will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of previous students who took part in charity events, various trips and visits (previously we have visited Dubai, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia, and Ireland), in-house competitions at our commercial Equestrian Centre, student voice, access to the gym, and BHS training and exams. Students have also benefitted from industry-specialist guest speakers such as Simon Grieves Eventing, Charlie Unwin Sports Psychology, and Oakham Vet Practice.

Visit Us

Our Undergraduate Open Events give you the opportunity to meet our industry-expert lecturers and tour our state-of-the-art facilities.

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