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Foundation Degree in Equine Management

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Course Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Course Location

Enniskillen Campus

Foundation Degree in Equine Management

The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Equine Management, validated by Ulster University, is unique within the island of Ireland. The course which has been developed in consultation with the equine industry to meet their needs, aims to produce motivated graduates with practical and managerial skills and the ability to make sound judgements in all aspects of managing an equine enterprise.

Modules (Level 4:Year 1)

  • Breeding and stud practices
  • Equine facilities management
  • Equine management practices
  • Equine structures and systems
  • Principles of equine nutrition
  • Option: Equitation or Horse racing industry
  • Applied enterprise management
  • Equine performance physiology
  • Horse health and welfare
  • Management of the equine athlete
  • Research methods and data analytics
  • Work-based learning
Work placement

Semester one of second year is dedicated to a work-based learning placement. This allows students to develop technical and commercial expertise.

Progression opportunities and career destinations

Students may have the opportunity to progress onto the second year of the BSc (Hons) in Equine Management or onto postgraduate studies.

Career options include equine business owners/managers, technical advisers, horse trainer, jockey, National and International grooms, thoroughbred and sport horse stud grooms, sales representatives and a range of jobs in the service and related industries.

Course Entry Requirements

Students should normally have 48 UCAS tariff points at A2 Level plus three GCSE subjects at Grade C including English, Mathematics and a science-related subject or equivalent.

In addition to meeting the course entry requirements applicants must also meet the General Entrance Requirements for Ulster University

For other qualifications, please consult the UCAS website Tariff Tables. For those applying with Irish Leaving Certificate qualifications please refer to the Tariff Tables, Section 3 – International Qualifications where equivalent qualifications are listed in alphabetical order.

To apply to this course please follow this link to the UCAS website

UCAS Course Code

Institution code: A45 Course code:D422

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Enniskillen Campus

Enniskillen Campus provides the widest range of equine courses in Ireland. The college aims to develop a competitive equine industry and produce graduates with the capability to succeed in a wide range of careers.

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Jane Elliott

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Jane Elliott
Senior Lecturer (Equine)





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