Equine Science

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: part-time study is possible




Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


On our Equine Science degree you will study the reproduction, physiology, behaviour and nutrition of horses.

We run this course in partnership with Abingdon and Witney College. You’ll be taught at Oxford Brookes with some sessions at Witney Campus and the college’s stud farm at Common Leys. The farm runs as a racehorse stud producing youngstock for thoroughbred sales. So you have the chance to gain real-life commercial experience. And spend time with thoroughbreds as you learn about anatomy and genetics.

You will have opportunities to publish your own research and attend relevant conferences.

On graduating you will have an up-to-date understanding of scientific principles and management theories. As well as the skills to implement them, whether progressing into employment within the equine industry or elsewhere.

Possible careers include:

  • Horse Breeder
  • Equine Occupational Therapist
  • Academic
  • Lab Technician
  • Pedigree Analyst
  • Artificial Inseminator
  • Broodmare Manager
  • Veterinary Assistant or Technician.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics, English Language and Double Integrated Science (or equivalent) at grade C minimum

You must have studied science post-16, either at A-level or equivalent.