BSc (Hons) in Equine Management

The Honours Degree in Equine Management, validated by Ulster University, aims to produce motivated graduates who can understand and apply modern scientific and management principles in an ever-changing equine industry. These students will be equipped to carry out a range of practical and managerial activities in equine and non-equine enterprises.

Course content

Year 1

  • Applied horse management practices
  • Breeding and stud practices
  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Equine training methods
  • Introduction to business management
  • Principles of feeding horses


  • Equitation (riding/competition preparation)
  • Horse racing industry practices

Year 2

  • Breeding and horse production
  • Equine behaviour
  • Equine business enterprise management
  • Equine health
  • Equine performance science
  • Research methods and statistics


  • Equitation training and theory
  • Event management
  • The global thoroughbred industry

Year 3

  • Applied equine nutrition
  • Applied equine technology
  • Equine business management and development
  • Equine dissertation
  • Equine industry challenges
  • Management of the performance horse


Students undertaking the four-year course will complete a period of work placement during Year 3 of the programme. On successful completion of the placement, a Diploma in Professional Practice/Diploma in Professional Practice (International) will be awarded.

Progression opportunities and career destinations

Students may have the opportunity to progress onto relevant postgraduate studies or research.

A range of opportunities exist for graduates in the island of Ireland and abroad in the equine industry and related services including equine enterprise management, technical advisory duties, marketing, sales, tourism and lecturing. Equine graduates have also used their qualification to enter other professions.

Entry Requirements

Students should normally have 96 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level which must include a science subject plus four GCSE subjects at Grade C or higher including a science subject, mathematics and English language or equivalent.

For other qualifications, please consult the UCAS website UCAS Tariff Tables

Key staff

Jane Elliott

Jane Elliott

Senior Lecturer (Equine) Equine,
Enniskillen Campus